However, many lecturers and teaching staff completed their initial professional training before the invention of social media and while they may be proficient in its use in their personal lives, there is a large skills gap regarding the use of digital media for pedagogic purposes.
Our Project will respond to these needs by pursuing the following specific objectives:
- Identify and showcase innovative, participative approaches to developing digital wellbeing in education (Compendium of Best Practice)
- Upskill teachers in confident use of digital education, combining digital wellbeing with effective development of other digital competences (Digital Wellbeing Education OERs & APP)
- Develop a Digital Wellbeing App to be used as a stand-alone resource for students, and as an additional teacher resource to be used alongside the OERs
- Produce a Teachers’ Digital Pedagogy Toolkit to support teaching staff in developing their own digital competences and mainstreaming digital literacy skills in their teaching activities.
- Rigorously test and optimize the resources before disseminating them widely to ensure strong use among the target groups.
Our Outputs will provide lecturers and students with resources to develop their digital competences and include: