What has changed?
Changing skill sets
“The ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.”(American Library Association)
Digital literacy in 5 categories: 1) information and data literacy; 2)communication and collaboration; 3) digital content creation; 4) safety; 5) problem solving (Ventimiglia & Pullman, 2016).
Educause Key Issues in Teaching and Learning - Digital Literacy is #4 on the list
NACE Job Outlook Survey - Digital Literacy among the top 8 competencies employers rate as essential
44% of Europeans possess an insufficient level of digital skills, and 19% have no digital skills (European Commission 2018d). 42% with no digital competencies were unemployed. A high priority
Employers requesting workers with the "ability to create and be innovative" in digital technologies (Hart Associates, 2015)
Ventimiglia & Pullman) Design and create digital solutions. Ultimately students should build a skill set that allows them to develop or customize their own digital tools (Ventimiglia &Pullman).
The need for digital outcomes within content assessments
It's about "how" technologies are used in assignments, not "that" they are used in assignments.
Creating outcomes at the assignment level
Opportunity to go beyond content and show application via the technology (Eg. Incorporate images or graphics to explain subject matter)
Creating outcomes at the course level
Can be a standard outcome or one specific to a course topic. (Eg. Design documents using appropriate digital tools).
Instead of 10-page research papers, students create web pages or videos that report or inform.
Instead of demonstrating curricular content on quizzes and tests, students apply knowledge by making a documentary video explaining the role of physical therapy in the life of a project subject.
Instead of reading about social justice issues and experiences, students record video interviews with people in the community and create a powerful video message.
Students are asked to create a multimedia documentary "Glimpse" of a social or health issue as their final group presentation.
Multiple Digital Mediums
- Visual Collages
- Social Media Pages
- Your Ideas?
Using video to develop a narrative of a condition and discuss diagnosis
The project will require the student to apply mastery of neurologic physical therapy curricular content, awareness of interpersonal skills needed to live successfully with movement dysfunction, intellectual curiosity, compassion and creativity in explaining the role of physical therapy in the life of their project subject.
Using Adobe Spark to incorporate various media for a case study
The Adobe Spark GlideShow is to include the following:
1. Presentation of the specific disease process as listed in the above section
2. An example case study illustrating the disease
3. A series of questions that involve the case study which illicit classroom response
4. A review of current research on your topic with appropriate references (minimum 3 sources, excluding the textbook or any other text/reference book, all must be scholarly and peer-reviewed)
5. Equal distribution of content presentation from each group member (groups consist of 4 members) on the designated class day and time.
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