Embedding digital literacy

towards transforming business education

Leanne Ngo, Simone Tyrell, Michael Volkov, Kerrie Bridson

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Abstract

Equipping business graduates with digital literacy skills can help to enhance their employability and careers. Contextualising digital literacy to the relevant discipline and, aligned with industry expectations can help them navigate through the multiple demands of living, learning and working in a digital 21st century society. This paper draws on a pilot exemplar of the challenges in course design to explicitly embed, develop and assess students on attainment of digital literacy skills in business education. As part of the pilot, and through a cross-functional team, an innovative, media-rich and interactive Digital Literacy Module (DLM) with strong learning design based on authentic activities and scenario-based learning was developed and implemented. Insights presented here will be of value to course leads, curriculum designers, educational technologists and other practitioners to help with embedding digital literacy in higher education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2018 : Conference Proceedings of the 35th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education
Subtitle of host publicationOpen Oceans: Learning without borders
EditorsMalcolm Campbell, Julie Willems, Chie Adachi, Damian Blake, Iain Doherty, Siva Krishnan, Susie Macfarlane, Leanne Ngo, Marcus O’Donnell, Stuart Palmer, Lynn Riddell, Ian Story, Harsh Suri, Joanna Tai
Place of PublicationTugun, Qld
PublisherASCILITE
Pages466-471
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event35th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2018 - Geelong, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 201828 Nov 2018

Conference

Conference35th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2018
CountryAustralia
CityGeelong
Period25/11/1828/11/18

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Keywords

  • Business education
  • Digital literacy
  • Education technology
  • Employability

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    Ngo, L., Tyrell, S., Volkov, M., & Bridson, K. (2018). Embedding digital literacy: towards transforming business education. In M. Campbell, J. Willems, C. Adachi, D. Blake, I. Doherty, S. Krishnan, S. Macfarlane, L. Ngo, M. O’Donnell, S. Palmer, L. Riddell, I. Story, H. Suri, ... J. Tai (Eds.), ASCILITE 2018 : Conference Proceedings of the 35th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education: Open Oceans: Learning without borders (pp. 466-471). Tugun, Qld: ASCILITE.