This book brings together a wide range of diverse perspectives on digital and information literacy to provide a comprehensive blend of theory and practice for library and information professionals and others with an interest in this area.
Digital Literacy Unpacked demonstrates the importance of digital literacy in all areas of life, the centrality of critical thinking (a key element of both digital and information literacy), and the essential role of library and information professionals in leading digital literacy developments. It highlights the partnerships needed to deliver excellence and presents case studies from a range of practitioners world-wide.
Includes coverage of:
- approaches to digital literacy, including a discussion of terminology, institutional approaches, and existing frameworks
- an overview of digital literacy in HE and examples of good practice
- openness and digital literacy with a discussion of OERs
- the myth of digital natives
- developing digital capabilities for staff
- professional development for librarians
- digital inclusion and lifelong employability in a digital world.
Katharine Reedy is a digital literacy and learning design specialist. She was active in the field of digital and information literacy for over 10 years in different roles within the Open University Library before joining the OU Learning Design team in 2016.
Jo Parker is a Senior Library Manager at the Open University Library, with particular responsibility for developing digital and information literacy strategy. Her current role is leading institutional digital capabilities development. She is a ‘jolly good fellow’ - a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow, a Fellow of the HEA, and a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation, as well as holder of an OU Teaching Award.