Author Archives: patparslow

About patparslow

I am a researcher in the School of Systems Engineering, working in the fields of social media, digital identity and learning. I have previously worked in IT training/education, land survey, civil engineering, IT support, and as a software engineer.

Getting a feel …

We have been engaging in some observation and informal semi-structured interviews, which we have been documenting as part of our work towards a strategy for ascertaining a baseline view of digital skills and competencies at the university. The informal interviews … Continue reading

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Looking at NUS charter for tech compared to Digitally Ready view

In my last post, I reproduced the charter the NUS has produced on Technology in Higher Education.  This post will look in a bit more detail at the ways the Digitally Ready project seeks to address the points made in … Continue reading

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NUS Charter on Technology in HE

The NUS reported that it published a Charter on Technology in Higher Education on 3rd August 2011.  This is a timely contribution, especially from the perspective of the Digitally Ready project. I’ll transcribe the 10 key points from their charter … Continue reading

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Digital Literacies and the AAAR model for personalising learning

There are many aspects to the Digitally Ready project.  We have a diverse set of people who the project seeks to help, across a range of different Faculties, Schools and Departments.  In terms of their roles, some are staff, with … Continue reading

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Introducing myself

The Digitally Ready project is looking at digital literacies across the University of Reading.  The term ‘digital literacies’ has many interpretations, with some arguing that the word ‘digital’ should be dropped.  It can be seen as covering basic computer skills, … Continue reading

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