DEBUT: personalised staff development

Barry, W. (2010) DEBUT: personalised staff development. In: Walker, S., Ryan, M. and Teed, R., eds. Making IT Personal: e-learning@greenwich/conference Post-Conference Reflections. Greenwich: University of Greenwich. pp. 25-31 ISBN 97818616626103

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DEBUT is a personalised staff development programme which aims to raise the digital literacy levels of staff within Canterbury Christ Church University.

Moving away from a focus on technical training, DEBUT uses a literacy approach to staff development.
Taking the view that each individual’s literacy needs will be based on their own situation and context, DEBUT provides participants with a personalised, contexualised programme of staff development to which aims to increase their overall digital confidence and competence.
Participants are asked to explore a number of tools from a suite of technologies supported within the programme.

A key indicator of whether the DEBUT approach is successful is a marked increase in the digital literacy levels of participants. Evaluation to date shows that all but the most digitally experienced participants have made progress on their digital journey, very significant progress in a number of cases.

With DEBUT recruiting its third cohort of staff in June 2009 our project report will share and seek discussion on what we have found to be the benefits and issues of providing personalised digital staff development.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit
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Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 15:22
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