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University of Newcastle (Australia): creating and implementing a digital capabilities framework for students

A guest blog posting from Ruth Cameron, digital capabilities project officer (library), University of Newcastle (Australia)     Background A few years ago, our University Library was included in a discussion about a new education framework for the institution. One of our staff members indicated that digital capabilities weren’t specifically mentioned, and so the library […]

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Our first joint (and online) building digital capability and digital experience insights community of practice

“An interesting, informative, and practically focused event” Our first joint building digital capability and digital experience insights community of practice was originally due to be a face-to-face event kindly hosted by the University of Northampton at their Waterside Campus. Unfortunately, that was not to be, but Rob Howe, head of learning technology at the University […]

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Re-thinking the importance of developing student digital capabilities in a post Covid-19 world

A guest blog post from Laura Hollinshead, learning technologist at University of Derby   During the full lockdown the government asked us to work at home where possible with remote working becoming the norm for many people. A recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) survey has suggested that 45% of adults in employment said they […]

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Strategies to support your digital wellbeing whilst adapting to online delivery

During these unprecedented times, you are showing remarkable resilience to adapt. Within days of full lockdown, strategic plans were being rolled out across the UK to move learning online and ensure that students could still access their learning. At Jisc we haven’t underestimated the scale of this challenge. The stress and additional burden on you […]

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Support for teaching online and for those supporting off-campus students

As we all grapple with the challenges of working remotely, we thought it worth sharing a small selection of the freely available online resources and some free training courses Jisc is offering in the next few weeks. 5 resources to support teaching online The volume of free resources on the internet is wonderful – but […]

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Exploring digital wellbeing

Our work so far Last year we revised our definition of digital wellbeing to broaden it and reflect how complex this area is.  We also launched two briefing papers: One aimed at practitioners – it explores different aspects of digital wellbeing and includes actions that individuals can take to improve their digital wellbeing; One aimed […]

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Providing access to publisher collections within the discovery tool

Jisc resource records The discovery tool provides access to a curated collection of resources for each of the digital capability framework areas (eg digital wellbeing, digital proficiency) and for specific activities relating to each of the question sets, such as teaching, library and learning resources and the student question sets. A selection of these resources […]

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Building digital capability community of practice – November 2019

I’m pleased to be able to share the presentations from our most recent Building digital capability community of practice event held on the 27th November in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh. Please see our event page for the full agenda and summaries of each session. Please see links to the presentations below: Welcome and […]

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Defining digital wellbeing

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the term “digital wellbeing”?  For some it might be email overload, fake news, fitness tracker bands or the Google app that lets you “see a complete picture of your digital habits and disconnect when you want to”.  There are many connotations, bringing […]

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Launch of new question set in discovery tool on accessibility and inclusion

We are delighted to launch a new question set for subscribers to our digital capability service. The questions focus on accessibility and inclusion and are aimed at staff working in educational institutions. This is very timely as institutions are working to meet the requirements of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations […]