DigiFest 2018

10 - 14 September 2018, 00:00
Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses

Digital literacy passport with the five digital literacy skills badges

Enhance your digital know-how and share good practice in embedding digital literacy in the curriculum.

This year, in addition to our customary two conference style days, we are offering a range of different sessions every day of the week, including several nationally renowned speakers and colleagues from across ARU. This way you can attend one of the main days and also select different sessions to suit your interests, needs and availability throughout the week. Take a look at the at a glance programmes below to see what’s on offer and how to get your Digital Literacy Passport and badges.

DigiFest conference – 13 and 14 September

Our keynote Steve Wheeler, Learning Innovations Consultant, will focus on the importance of Developing Competencies for Learning in the Digital Age and the rich learning opportunities presented by new technologies. The keynote Why our Digital Strategy Matters will be given by our Vice Chancellor, Professor Iain Martin in Chelmsford and Professor Roderick Watkins, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in Cambridge.

For more details, including session abstracts, and to book your place, visit the events page:
Thursday 13 September (Chelmsford)
Friday 14 September (Cambridge)

At a glance programmes

DigiFest conference – Thursday 13 September, Chelmsford
DigiFest conference – Friday 14 September, Cambridge
DigiFest week – Chelmsford
DigiFest week – Cambridge

DigiFest week

View the programme for each day and location below. Sessions are often repeated in both locations. If you sign up for all events in one day, you will receive a lunch voucher.

Monday 10 September, Cambridge
Monday 10 September, Chelmsford
Tuesday 11 September, Cambridge
Tuesday 11 September, Chelmsford
Wednesday 12 September, Cambridge
Wednesday 12 September, Chelmsford
Thursday 13 September, Cambridge
Friday 14 September, Chelmsford

Live streaming

We will be live streaming some of the sessions taking place during DigiFest. Have a look at the at a glance programmes for more information.

Play button icon

We have added an icon to show which sessions will be live streamed. Access the live stream. We will also be tweeting when we are live streaming.

Passport

We've created a digital literacy passport (see top right image) as a fun way of recording your attendance and participation in sessions related to one or more of the digital literacy skills or competencies that make up ARU's Digital Literacy Framework. The Framework defines five different digital literacies, and each of their three proficiency levels, needed by ARU staff and students to thrive in an evolving digital environment. We've created badges that match the five digital literacies.

Every time you attend a session at DigiFest 2018, the facilitator will sign the appropriate digital literacy page and give you a 'badge' for that literacy. After the event, you will also receive the relevant digital badge(s) to add to your LInkedIn profile and a link to our Digital Literacy Barometer.

The five digital literacies

Badge for Finding, using and managing information digital literacy Badge for Finding, using and managing information digital literacy
Badge for Working in the digital age digital literacy Badge for Working in the digital age digital literacy
Badge for Creating digital content digital literacy Badge for Creating digital content digital literacy
Badge for Digital responsibilities digital literacy Badge for Digital responsibilities digital literacy
Badge for Problem-solving in the digital world digital literacy

Badge for Problem-solving in the digital world digital literacy


Follow the hashtag #DigiFestARU for more updates.

Event Details

When:
10 - 14 September 2018, 00:00
Location:
Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses