Place: Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Frederick Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5DD and Frank Whittle Building, Coventry University, 3 Gulson Road, Coventry, CV1 2JH
Date: 28th March 2022 and 21st April 2022
Coventry University held two multiplier events for E-DigiLit during March and April 2022 with the overall aim of sharing and disseminating Intellectual Outputs which have been developed through the duration of the project. To maximise the dissemination potential, the events were organised once the Intellectual Outputs had completed (total number of participants = 37). These multiplier events were planned, organised and executed by team members of Coventry University.
The first event in March 2022 was to introduce the project and its online courses to a group of 13 teachers from across Europe. The second event in April 2022 consisted of two parts, a morning and afternoon session.
The morning session of the second event started with opening keynotes: Professor Sylverster Arnab opened the event and gave an opening speech. He then introduced our keynote speakers, Professor Gary Hall who gave a presentation on the Post-Digital followed by Helen Beetham who gave a presentation on Critical Digital Literacies. Both keynotes elaborated on the importance of digital literacies and fluencies. Professor Jonathan Shaw and Dr. Daniel Villar-Onrubia then went on to present the project and its outcomes, emphasising on the E-DigiLit outcomes for participants to explore. This led into a discussion panel (*expert panels including a student panel member) on digital literacy and fluency. Participants were also given a leaflet containing information on the E-DigiLit course and link to the online Moodle content. The afternoon session started with a panel session chaired by Professor Sylvester Arnab with 3 expert panel members to discuss Active Learning on the Digital through the Pandemic, giving practical link to digital literacies and the use of creative means for teaching and learning on online platforms.
At the end of the session there was a closing session which consolidated the information that had been shared on the day, comments and questions from the audience were taken and questionnaires were handed out to be completed.
A total number of registered attendants had been 68, from which 24 came. All materials were printed with the E-DigiLit Project logo, Erasmus+ programme and partner institutions.
It is important to note that participants have been very interested and actively involved in the events. They had lots of questions and suggestions for the future use of the course and educational materials.
At the end of the event, a questionnaire with 3 questions was handed to the participants. The questions asked were:
- The Conference has helped me to be aware of following dimensions of Digital literacy (DL): 1. How to consider DL in teaching, 2. New methods and techniques to support DL, 3. How to use creative means for teaching digitally, 4. Ideas on assessments techniques, 5. Use the digital platforms to support DL, 6. New knowledge and skills related with DL, 7. E-DigiLit curriculum, 8. E-DigiLit educator guidebook. Likert scale: Strongly disagree (1), Disagree (2), Neither agree nor disagree (3), Agree (4), Strongly agree (5).
- Please rate the adequacy of the following elements: 1. Duration of the conference, 2. The content of the conference, 3. Overall effectiveness of the conference. Likert Scale: Very Poor (1), Poor (2), Neutral (3), Good (4), Very Good (5).
- If you have any comments or suggestions, please write – free form question.
The 1st question got positive feedback with the awareness of the dimensions of Digital Literacy marked with ‘Agree’ in average. According to the collected responses most of the participants were satisfied with the elements of conference/event organisation (2nd question) which was in average also marked as ‘Good’. In the 3rd question participants used the words ‘accessible’, ‘embedding’, ‘tangible’, ‘theoretical’, ‘relevant’ and ‘practical’.