What is digital and information Literacy?
Information literacy is knowing how to find, evaluate, use and manage information. It is part of lifelong learning and an important skill for all students. Digital literacy is how to find, organise, evaluate and create information using digital technology. LSE recognise that both digital and information literacy are of paramount importance in learning, teaching and research and essential skills for students and staff.
- To find out more about the range of skills defined as digital and information literacy see the Digital and Information Literacy framework [PDF].
The Digital Literacy Programme: workshops for staff and researchers
These hands-on workshops are aimed at staff and PhD students to help them use technology to support their teaching and research. They run each term and scheduled courses are listed in the training system. The workshops cover topics such as:
- Finding and using scholarly resources for your teaching and research, including literature searching, keeping up to date and using reference management tools;
- Using new tools and technologies such as social media (Twitter, blogging), managing you web presence and collaborative writing.
We also run workshops for researchers on copyright, data protection and bibliometrics and citation analysis in the Researcher Development Programme.
Projects at LSE:
SADL (Student Ambassadors for Digital Literacy) is a project funded by the Higher Education Academy to explore the concept of students as ambassadors for digital literacy. Working with colleagues in the Library and Teaching and Learning Centre, this project will run from October 2013 - June 2014. Find out more from the SADL project website.
A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) was developed in 2011 as part of the Arcadia Programme at the University of Cambridge: LSE carried out an audit of digital and information literacy training to map what is offered to students at undergraduate level to ANCIL in Spring - Autumn 2012. Find out more about the ANCIL Audit at LSE.
The JISC and HEA funded DELILA Project converted LSE's digital and information literacy resources in open educational resources (OER). Find out more about OERs.
Workshops for staff & students
Browse all workshops and courses running at LSE in the next 14 days for:
The Digital Literacy programme is also supported in Moodle which contains a range of course materials.
Supporting Student Learning
The Library run an exciting programme of Information Skills workshops for students. CLT and the Library can also offer advice to academic staff about embedding digital and information literacies into their own courses: either face to face or online using the Digital and Information Literacy framework to fit in with your teaching.
I want to:
- Learn how to use Moodle in my teaching
- Find out about copyright issues
- Create a reading list in Moodle
- Get support for my research
- Use social media tools ("Web 2.0" technologies)
For more information, including one on one training, contact:
Dr Jane Secker,
Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: 020 79556530
Image by sonja grussendorf, permission given.
Information Literacy - a whole site dedicated to this important topic
RIN - Research Information Network, support the development of information strategies for the UK's research community.
JISC 2009 publication 'Learning Literacies in the Digital Age'
CILIP - Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals