Researcher of the Month - A/Prof. Jo Coldwell-Neilson

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Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Neilson's expertise is in E-learning and Digital Literacy. Her work in this area focuses on the digital technology uptake in schools and higher education, digital literacy preparedness for our digital future, and preparing students for careers in a digital environment. Starting from a view that graduates must have good digital literacy skills to meet industry demands, her work demonstrates that there is no shared understanding of what digital literacy entails, which poses challenges for students who are expected to have an ill-defined and in some instances, unknown set of digital skills. It also challenges relationships between staff and students, as expectations and understanding of digital skills are not aligned.

Read more about Professor Coldwell-Neilson's work here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/jo-coldwell-neilson