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  1. 1. Learning to thrive and survive in a digital environment Pat Townshend H818 J16 See also in this poster: • A video invitation • The video script • Notes on how to get the most from this poster • Accessibility Statement • Reference list Do frameworks help understanding?Do metaphors over-simplify or do they help understanding? Residents and visitors See White and Le Cornu 2011 Do iPads have a place in the playroom? See some are in favour. Others have doubts. Try the JISC framework Mon 13 Feb 21.00 GMT When? Join the conference here For childcare learners…
  2. 2. A video invitation This video plays when in slide show mode Click here for video script Back to front page
  3. 3. Video script 1. This is your invitation to my project presentation about learning to thrive and survive in a digital environment. 2. I’m Pat Townshend. I’m a student on OU’s H 818 course – the Networked Practitioner. I manage an early years staff training programme. Most learners in the programme are aged over 25. 3. Digital communications have become vital to teaching, learning and assessment. But some learners are reluctant to use technology. They claim that `you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. I think that the reasons may be much more complicated. 4. Some early years settings make no use of digital technology in their teaching. Why is this the case? Pedagogy? Adult skills? Resources? Fears? 5. Do today’s digital literacy frameworks give us an insight into the learners’ skills? 6. In this project I will be looking for evidence using amended skills frameworks and surveys and from discussions with learners’ and their tutor. 7. I will refer to research materials on digital skills development and on the use of digital technology in the early years sector. 8. So come and explore with me this busy intersection of skills, knowledge and attitudes. 9. Where will this happen? Online at When? On Monday 13th February 2017. See you then. Back to front page
  4. 4. Getting more out of this poster a. The presentation’s video works best in slide show mode. Click on the screen icon at the right hand foot of the screen d. To open a hyperlink, with the presentation in slide show mode, point the mouse to hyperlinks and press ctrl + left click. This will open the relevant document in your internet browser. b. The video has an audio track that starts automatically. c. The script of the video is included on the second slide. Back to front page
  5. 5. Accessibility statement This poster has been designed to be as accessible as possible in a range of ways 1. The text is a sans serif verdana font of at least point 14. 2. Text is left justified. 3. In larger bodies of text lines of text have been confined to under 85 characters 4. A script of the video is provided in text form 5. There are audio recording available. Click where you see a speaker sign Back to front page
  6. 6. Flewitt, R., Messer, D., Kucirkova, N. (2014) `New directions for early literacy in a digital age: The iPad’. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. SAGE Publications doi: 10.1177/1468798414533560. Available at or_early_literacy_the_iPad.pdf (last accessed 30 Dec 2016) Joint Information Systems Committee (2014) `Building digital capability: the six elements defined’. Available at (last accessed 30 Dec 2016) Palaiologou, I. (2016) Teachers’ dispositions towards the role of digital devices in play-based pedagogy in early childhood education. Early Years. Volume 36, 2016 - Issue 3. Available at (last accessed 30 Dec 2016) White, D.S. Le Cornu, A. (2011) `Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement.’ First Monday.(2011) Available at: (last accessed: 30 Dec 2016) doi:10.5210/fm.v16i9.3171. All images used have Creative Commons licenses. References Back to front page