I am going to become an online learner again this week through participation in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) from FutureLearn called Web Science: How the Web is Changing the World (more information on the course can be found in a Blog post I have just published on informationliteracy.org.uk here). The course content sounds extremely interesting, as it explores how we make sense of the Web’s 25 year history and its effect on the World. I hope to use the experience to gain deeper understanding of the digital age society we live in and build upon ideas I am developing in my book on digital literacy. I will blog about the experience of learning through a MOOC in the coming weeks. The course starts on October 6th.
BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT are organising an Employers Focus Group on Digital Literacy at their London offices on the 19th February 2013. The aim of the event is to gain a better understanding of what digital skills are needed by organisations/employers and explore the need for definitions and national frameworks for the UK workforce. Places are limited and contact details can be found on the website.