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.

Digital Safety, Security and Citizenship

Digital safety, security and citizenship

Links to the Digitally Literate FE and Skills Teacher Framework

  • Understands and leads on digital safety, security, ethical and legal responsibilities, and citizenship.
  • Understands digital safety and security concerns, and is aware of safeguarding responsibilities and procedures.
  • Understands the definition of digital citizenship and recognises the rights and ...
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