Fake news, data harvesting, personalised services, digital healthcare: digital literacy in a time of digital disruption.

Information and digital literacy represents the core capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in contemporary society1. It is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective use of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning2.

The digital disruption is now. What do you need to know to learn, teach, work and live in the digital world? What do you know already, what should you learn, what are employers expecting, where are the dangers and the joys?

1. JISC (2014). Developing digital literacies. https://www.jisc.ac.uk/full-guide/developing-digital-literacies

2. Association of College and Research Libraries (2015). Framework for information literacy in higher education. http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework

Four highly qualified panel members will present a brief outline of the importance of being digitally literate from their perspective: a researcher, a lecturer, an employer and a student.

Panel Chair: Professor Peter Adams, President of the Academic Board

Panel Members:

  • Dr Dan Angus, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication and Arts
  • Dr Micheal Axelsen, Lecturer, Business Information Systems, MBA Program, UQ Business
  • Dr Dino Willox, Director, UQ Student Employability Centre 
  • Student Partners on the Digital Literacy Taskforce: Peter Condoleon and Rheaa Thulasi Manoharan

Followed by guided discussion around what the panel sees as the things our students and staff need to learn and know.

Who should attend?

All UQ Teaching staff

Please note morning tea will be provided at this session.

About Teaching and Learning Week 2018

The 2018 UQ Teaching and Learning Week ran from Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 2018, focusing on a range of innovative teaching practices including:

  • blended learning
  • enterprise and innovation and
  • Students as Partners.

The 2018 program (PDF,142KB) was designed to provide staff with opportunities to network and discuss teaching and learning in contemporary contexts, and how this impacts on the student experience and outcomes. The Awards Ceremony was held at Customs House, recognising and rewarding excellence in teaching, the provision of outstanding learning environments and support services to students.

Click on each of the 2018 T&L Week sessions to access video recordings and other resources (when available).

Go to the T&L Week landing page


Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), St Lucia campus
Terrace Room (Level 6)