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Project Report - Phase I Higher Education

Note: All chapters are pdf files. Some minor amendments to this document are currently underway. However, the report in its current format was accepted and well received by JISC.

Content

Front Matter
Title Page, 'How to use this book', Acknowledgement, Executive Summary, details on authorship and contents page.
Part 1. About the CITSCAPES Project
Chapter 1. Background to the Project
The general context in which the project is set is briefly outlined. For more recent updates see our 'About' page
Chapter 2. Aims of the Project
The remit and aims of the project are outlined. For more recent updates see our 'About' page
Chapter 3. Actions and Methods
The various activities carried out in the course of the project are outlined. For more recent updates see our 'About', 'News' and 'Products' pages.
Part 2. Perspective
Chapter 4. Concepts of C&IT Literacy in Higher Education
An overview of the development of concepts of C&IT literacy and their application in higher education.
Chapter 5. Student C&IT Induction: a Developmental Approach
An overview, from a developmental perspective of the current situation regarding student C&IT induction, as shown by the data assembled during the course of the project.
Chapter 6. Student C&IT Induction: a Cross-Sectoral Approach
An overview of the data assembled through the survey carried out as part of the project. For a more up-to-date version see our presentation at IT&ILit 2002. The survey reports are also available to view.
Chapter 7. Student C&IT Induction: some Case Studies
An overview of the main features of the institutions which offered themselves as case studies during the course of the project's activity. For a more up-to-date version see our presentation at IT&ILit 2002. The complete case studies are also available to view. Please also view the C&IT Induction Maps for Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Oxford, University of Stirling and University of Glasgow.
Chapter 8. Student C&IT Induction in US HEIs
A brief impression of some of the salient student C&IT activities currently being carried out in North America.
Chapter 9. Key Factors in developing Student C&IT Induction
A brief exploration of some of the major factors which influence the development of student C&IT induction programmes.
Part 3. Perspective
Chapter 10. The CITSCAPES Developmental Positioning Tool
Offers a tool allowing the institution to be placed on a developmental model focusing on student C&IT induction in the context of other C&IT developments. Note that this tool is currently revised for the further education sector and will appear as a seperate project publication later this year.
Chapter 11. Descriptive Tool
Offers a tool allowing a very detailed examination of many aspects of student C&IT induction within the institution. Please view also the examples and worksheets in the Appendices to this report.
Chapter 12. Skill Focus Tool
Offers a tool encouraging reflection on the skills included in any particular programme of student C&IT induction. Please note that this tool is also in the process of being adjusted for the FE sector. An improved version can be viewed from our Products page.
Chapter 13. The CITSCAPES Website
Indicates the features available on the project website at the time this report was written. Note that our project website is undergoing constant changes with a new template being launched near the end of April 2002.
Chapter 14. Resource Database
Describes the structure and method of usage of the database focusing on resources relevant to student C&IT induction issues. Please visit our database.
Chapter 15. Information Sources
Points to some key sources relevant to student C&IT induction issues. More recent updates can be found in our resources section.
Glossary
Covers terms, abbreviations and acronyms relevant to student C&IT induction issues.
Appendices
Covers examples and worksheets for the Descriptive Tool.

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