Effective digital skills are essential for all teachers and tutors in the Further Education (FE) and Skills Sector. This text brings together important theory and research around digital literacy and outlines what this means for teaching in the sector. It presents a practical guide to the application of digital literacy skills in practice to enhance learning and teaching. It offers FE and Skills teachers and tutors a practical framework, underpinned by the standards through which they can develop their digital literacy skills. The text introduces different types of web-based technologies and explores how they can be used in teaching. It gives guidance on the skills teachers and tutors need to develop and on how they can ensure that their learners focus on these skills too. It also examines issues of digital safety, security and responsibility and how online learning communities can be accessed. It introduces some of the digital devices provided as teaching resources in the FE and skills sector and how these can be used fully to support learning. Finally, it looks at how teachers and tutors can maintain their digital skills going into practice and how continuous reflection can help them enhance their teaching.
Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Digital Tools
Selecting and Using Digital Tools
Links to the Digitally Literate FE and Skills Teacher Framework
- Selects appropriate digital tools and seeks to use them creatively, critically and productively.
- Understands and uses digital technologies in professional practice creatively and critically.
- Teaches creatively with digital technologies and takes into account pedagogical concerns.
In this chapter, we explore how we can develop our own best practice around ...