Week 1 Scenario: developing digital information literacy and professional identity in an undergrad health & social care course - a mature student
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18 January 2013
Actors: PJ, 36 year old male, father of 3 young girls aged between 3 & 8, in the process of changing career, formerly worked in a technical role in the construction industry, has been out of education for 12 years, his previous education had a strong vocational & technical emphasis.
He works part-time at the weekends in a residential care home. He got the job in the care home because his wife is a nurse and she was able to recommend him for the job.
Goals: (why?) PJ is motivated to gain a professional qualification in Health & Social Care as there is a strong economic imperative to do so. He is a caring person and likes helping others.
Settings: (where & when?) he attends classes on campus on a full-time basis where he has access to IT facilities. He also has access to the college's VLE. He studies on campus when he can but this is dependent on timetabling and childcare duties at home. At home he has access to a laptop and can generally spend 2-3 hrs per night, Mon- Fri studying
Objects: (what things are involved?) He has access to a laptop, Google email account and a mobile phone. He has a Facebook account, which he uses to keep in touch with family and friends
Actions: (what do actors do?) The Professional Skills module is a mandatory part of his Health & Social Care course
Events: (what happens to actors?) PJ has patchy research skills and tends to use Google and/or Google scholar for his coursework assignments. He finds it difficult to organise relevant information/links and is not confidant with regards to the conventions relating to referencing or plagiarism.
Results: (what is achieved?) PJ's work is of an average standard but he is capable of producing better researched and more polished pieces of work
Your design: (what role does your design play?) Our design helps him: find better ways to research and present his coursework, develop a PLE, build a professional profile and a PLN
2) Develop a narrative scenario/s
3) Scrutinize your scenario & revise as necessary
I am claiming that PJ will be interested to develop his professional /academic skills but will be slightly daunted by the addition of the online and social media aspect of the module.