Curriculum development for mobile digital literacy skills acquisition using a Design Science Approach

  • Judy van Biljon UNISA
  • John Traxler University of Wolverhampton
  • Ronell van der Merwe University of South Africa, SOUTH AFRICA.
  • Dalize Van Heerden University of South Africa, SOUTH AFRICA
Keywords: inclusion, learning, access

Abstract

Mobile digital literacy skills development as part of digital inclusion is compellingly relevant but exactly what the curriculum should contain is less evident. In this paper, we report on the development of a mobile digital literacy skills development curriculum for teachers using a Design Science Research (DSR) methodology. The use of design science research for curriculum development is not common but appropriate where the relevance cycle ensured engagement with the needs of the community while the rigor cycle guided the evaluations by other stakeholders.  The main contribution of this paper is the mobile digital literacy skills development curriculum as artifact. Furthermore, the paper provides insights gained on using the DSR methodology for community informatics research

Author Biographies

Judy van Biljon, UNISA

Judy van Biljon is a Professor at the School of Computing, University of South Africa, SOUTH AFRICA. E- mail: vbiljja@unisa.ac.za

John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton

John Traxler is Professor of Mobile Learning, and Director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton. United Kingdom john.traxler@wlv.ac.uk

Ronell van der Merwe, University of South Africa, SOUTH AFRICA.
Ronell van der Merwe is a lecturer at the School of Computing, University of South Africa, SOUTH AFRICA. E- mail:  vdmerwer@unisa.ac.za
Dalize Van Heerden, University of South Africa, SOUTH AFRICA

Dalize Van Heerden  is a lecturer at the School of Computing, University of South Africa, SOUTH AFRICA. E- mail:  vheerme1@unisa.ac.za

Published
2015-08-04
How to Cite
van Biljon, J., Traxler, J., van der Merwe, R., & Van Heerden, D. (2015). Curriculum development for mobile digital literacy skills acquisition using a Design Science Approach. The Journal of Community Informatics, 11(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/1162