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D4 Active Learning Workshop

The D4L Digital Literacy Workhsop is a 4 stage process for curriculum design. It was initially designed as a way to introduce digital capabilities into the curriculum in a well-planned and supported way.

The D4L Digital Literacy Workshop draws on principles of Appreciative Inquiry and uses Jisc’s Viewpoint resources. Appreciative Inquiry is a positively focussed model for change management, designed around four stage: discover, dream, design, destiny (Kadi-Hanifi et al. 2014). Viewpoints are a set of resources, developed by a JISC Curriculum Design Project, to promote and enhance good curriculum design (Nicol 2012).

The workshop is drawn from a one year strategic project to investigate and develop the digital literacies of academic staff at University of Huddersfield. The particular focus has been to achieve high levels of confidence and skill for those academics who might be classified as the ‘late adopters’, those who are not usually the innovators or early adopters of technology (Rogers 2003).

The workshop uses resources here are provided under creative commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.)




Further Information: 






Kadi-Hanifi, K., Dagman, O., Peters, J., Snell, E., Tutton, C., & Wright, T. (2014). Engaging students and staff with educational development through appreciative inquiry. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51(6),
584-594. doi:10.1080/14703297.2013.796719

Nicol, D. (2012). Transformational Change in Teaching and Learning Recasting the Educational Discourse EVALUATION OF THE VIEWPOINTS PROJECT at the University of Ulster

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