Digital literacy and open educational practice: DigiLit Leicester

Fraser, Josie and Reedy, Katharine (2018). Digital literacy and open educational practice: DigiLit Leicester. In: Reedy, Katharine and Parker, Jo eds. Digital Literacy Unpacked. London: Facet Publishing.


DigiLit Leicester was an award-winning project that ran as collaboration between Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) Programme, De Montfort University and 23 of the city’s secondary mainstream and SEN schools from 2012-2016. The project focused on supporting secondary school teaching and teaching support staff in developing their digital literacy knowledge, skills and practice, and their effective use of digital tools, environments and approaches in their work with learners. This chapter introduces the project, highlighting the new and innovative approach taken, and discussing lessons learned. Additionally, the project commitment to open educational practice is discussed with regard to design, delivery and evaluation. This commitment was explicitly taken to enhance accessibility and sustainability in terms of the project community, and to support broader public value.

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