The Centre for Innovative Education and Communication Technologies (CIECT) provides Digital Literacy Workshops to staff (academics, non-academics & post-graduate students across faculties and departments at UWC).
|Staff & Post-Grad students who have requested training (Jan – December 2020)||Staff & Post-Grad students who have requested training (Jan – April 2021)|
The numbers above are indicative of the need for digital skills and literacies across the campus community. *Weekly scheduled staff workshops and individual training sessions have increased; and are conducted via Google Meet/Hangouts.
Digital Skills ≠ Digital Literacies
Even though staff and students are tech-savvy and know their way around social media platforms, they might lack the knowledge of how to use digital tools to benefit and aid their learning, teaching and administrative goals.
|Digital Skills||Digital Literacies|
|Access and navigate and the Marks Administration System (MAS)||Set-up assessment schedules; capture, verify and publish marks. In addition, the ability to extract reports and class lists.|
|Access and navigate the Turnitin – Anti-Plagiarism platform||Set-up online class, add students; submit papers; generate similarity index reports. In addition, use the report to provide relevant feedback to students.|
|Access and navigate UWC Systems (iEnabler and UWC leave System)||Apply for leave on the VisionX Leave system and book for training sessions using the iEnabler platforms.|
|Enter and manipulate text using Microsoft Word||Create documents, capture meeting minutes, complete administrative tasks. In addition, skills acquired enhances the teaching and learning experience.|
|Create presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint||Set up and configure automated presentations using digital content (text, audio, video and images, etc.).|
|Set up a Workbook using Microsoft Excel||Capture data on a spreadsheet; generate graphs based on captured data/content; manipulate formulas.|
|Create PDFs using Adobe Acrobat Suite||Edit and convert PDF documents; combine multiple PDFs; lock and sign PDF files to share amongst colleagues.|
|Introduction to the basics of using a Computer or laptop||Use computer hardware and software to navigate the Microsoft user interface for administrative purposes.|
|Create a Vodcast||Create digital media content, comprising of audio and video which is hosted online.|
|Manipulate audio in Audacity||Record sound clips; edit existing or newly recorded audio, as well as Podcasts.|
|Capture and edit text online with Google Docs||Create documents, capture meeting minutes, complete administrative tasks. In addition, sharing and collaborating with colleagues on one document.|
|Manage files and folders online using Google drive||Access and navigate; collate documents within folders; manage, share and collaborate with colleagues.|
|Meet online using Google Hangouts/Meet||Set-up scheduled meetings; configure audio and video settings; use the features of Google Hangouts to host meetings, classes and training sessions.|
|Diarise your week using Google Calendar||Schedule meetings, deadlines, Hangout sessions and online teaching events within your Google Calendar|
Please contact the CIECT Team for any requests related to digital literacy workshops.