What you need to know:
- I held two paid positions in the University of Wollongong’s Peer-Led Digital Literacy Program in 2015-2016.
- Projects I worked on included educational modules and content designed to teach students about WordPress, Prezi, and navigating the university’s online intranet.
- I also facilitated multiple on-campus workshops where I helped a diverse range of UOW students to learn various digital literacy skills.
Digital Literacy at UOW
As part of the Digital Literacy program developed at the University of Wollongong under the guidance of Rebecca Goodway I held two positions in two separate projects during 2015-16, both with the aim of providing new students and faculty members with digital communications and online navigation skills.
Project 1- Digital Help Hub
Working in a team of twelve people overseen by Shirin Demirdag, I produced resources and conducted workshops which formed the UOW Peer-Led Software Support Program. I worked in a smaller group of three for part of the project, producing two educational videos which gave students information on how to navigate UOW’s Student Online Services and Student Assignment Submission sites. I subsequently facilitated workshops using these resources where I educated domestic and international students.
Project 2- Moodle (UOW Online Learning) Workshops
Following the conclusion of the previous project, I was selected from the group with one other student to create further resources designed to provide more detailed and interactive online modules for students and staff. Working with fellow digital content producer Courtney Shalavin we formulated modules which contained interactive information on using WordPress in educational and professional capacities, as well as how to use Prezi presentation software effectively.
These Moodle workshops were used by both Wollongong and regional campus facilitators. The Wollongong campus workshops, facilitated by Courtney and I, were all booked out sessions where we worked in groups and one-on-one to educate students using our Moodle modules.