The Exeter CASCADE Project helps to develop digital skills for scholars.
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"The digital is beginning to permeate our academic life, as print did in the Renaissance ...digital literacy is about being aware of the vast array of resources available and being able to choose the most useful tool to address their research requirements." – Helen Beetham, Jisc Consultant
The Cascade project worked intensively with seventeen postgraduate researchers from diverse subject areas, and more broadly with researchers, new teachers and established teaching staff, to develop their scholarly use of digital technologies.
Personal learning journeys were recorded, and case study data analysed for critical incidents and step changes in awareness and practice.
As our understanding of the Exeter context grows through rigorous audit and development, we are well placed to influence future evidence-based strategy.
We have produced tailored workshops, development materials and learning resources to meet identified needs, and explored how best Exeter can exploit its new buildings and infrastructure for 21st century learning experiences.
Across the five Colleges of the University, examples of good practice in digital literacy development have been showcased, along with areas where digital technologies have the potential to meet learning and research challenges.
Other curriculum initiatives around research-rich teaching have been infused with digital technologies where appropriate as a result of the project.