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What is this webinar about?
Everyone understands that digital literacy is important for teachers. But what exactly does it mean to be digitally literate and how actually can we help teachers become digitally literate? Gavin Dudeney, Director of Technology at Consultants-E Ltd, and Obaje Chogu Ekele, experienced educator from Nigeria, discuss ways of defining digital literacy and the kinds of skills and understanding that contribute to our ability to navigate and exploit the digital environment for educational benefit. They provide practical training room examples teacher educators can use and suggest ways that digital literacy development can be incorporated into programmes of CPD for teachers. They also reflect on one of the major challenges to achieving equitable learning gain – the digital divide; a division that results from inequitable access as well as from low levels of digital literacy.
Tuesday 12 December 2023, 12.00 - 13.00 (UK time). See what time this is in your location.
About the speaker
Gavin Dudeney is Director of Technology for The Consultants-E, working in the areas of monitoring and evaluation of large-scale education projects and online materials design. He is author of The Internet & The Language Classroom (CUP 2000, 2007) and co-author of Going Mobile (DELTA Publishing, 2014), and the award-winning publications How To Teach English with Technology (Longman 2007) and Digital Literacies (Routledge 2013, 2022).
Obaje Chogu Ekele has spent over 21 years teaching and shaping the minds of young students in Nigeria, and has a specific interest and expertise in promoting digital literacy. He has a Master's Degree in Chemistry Education. Currently, he is participating in a British Council Connecting Classrooms programme with a school in Wales. Obaje has British Council Connecting Classroom certificates in Digital Literacy, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Core Skills.
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