LCC Digital Literacies Research Associate

We are very excited to be recruiting a Digital Literacies Research Associate in Partnership with De Montfort University. The successful candidate will be based  at Leicester City Council’s BSF Office (on lovely New Walk), and supervised by LCC’s Josie Fraser, ICT Strategy Lead (Children’s Capital).  Richard Hall, Head of Enhanced Learning through Technology at DMU, will be the academic supervisor.

Under the Building Schools for the Future Programme, significant investment is being made in ICT infrastructure and assets across the City’s Secondary Schools. In order to realise the benefit of this investment, a strategic focus on educational outcomes is required. Leicester City Council has partnered with De Montfort University (DMU) in a two-year Knowledge Exchange Project with the aim of promoting city-wide organisation and culture change in this area. This will be achieved through the development and implementation of a digital literacy framework which will build on current success and result in more innovative and effective practice.
During the project, knowledge of innovative practices and processes relating to digital literacy – including networked learning, new and emerging technologies for education, personal learning environments, Green ICT & sustainability – will be transferred from DMU’s Centre for the Enhancement of Learning through Technology (CELT) and embedded within Leicester City Council.

The successful candidate will be responsible for project managing the Knowledge Exchange project. Their work will include:

Collaborating with colleagues to develop, implement and monitor a digital literacy framework across the city’s secondary schools

Contributing to the development and implementation of appropriate professional development strategies for the roll-out of the framework

Working with the Head of CELT and team colleagues to develop appropriate materials to support the professional development of teachers

Contributing to raising the awareness and profile of digital literacies across, and beyond, the city

Working to implement and extend the services offered in relation to digital literacies across the city

Working with the Head of the CELT to facilitate the strategic fit between work in the city and at DMU on digital literacies

Providing specialist advice to colleagues within and beyond the team around digital literacies

About Josie Fraser

UK-based Social and Educational Technologist, currently working for Leicester City Council (Local Government) as ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital). I support schools across the city in making effective and innovative use of technology to support learning, teaching and whole school development.
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