Share Paper: Enhancing first year university students’ digital skills with the Digital Skill Development (DSD) framework.

  1. Amber McLeod, Monash University, Australia
  2. Lynette Torres, Monash University, Australia

Abstract: Academics in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia, were concerned that some students showed lower than expected levels of digital skills, which impacted their academic performance. In this study, a digital skill intervention for first year students was used to pilot the Digital Skill Development (DSD) framework. The DSD framework was developed by the Monash University library in conjunction with academics, and based on the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT) frameworks. Student feedback indicated that the majority of students felt their digital skills had improved. Those who did not tended towards to the extremes of the ...