Author Archives: Helen Beetham

Digital Capability and Human Resources

It’s not often I get to talk about digital capabilities with senior Human Resource managers. Especially not over champagne and a cream tea at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. But someone has to take on the tough assignments, and a glance at the theme of this year’s Universities HR conference (hopefully) explains what I was … Read more

Framing digital capabilities for staff – deliverables

Now that these deliverables from the ‘framework’ project have been nicely designed by Jisc, I can share them with everyone who has been involved – and with those of you who are just interested to know more. Apart from the six elements themselves – which have been through an extensive process of consultation – the … Read more

Raising awareness of our digital capabilities work

It’s been a busy few weeks. I’ve been speaking about the new ‘six elements of digital capability’ framework at several events including the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event , EdTech15 in Ireland, the Jisc Learning and Teaching Experts’ group, the Standing Conference on Academic Practice and the Acadamic Practice with Technologies conference at Greenwich … Read more

Revisiting digital capability for 2015

It’s been a hectic, interesting and sometimes information-overloaded couple of months on the Digital Capabilities frameworks project. Lou McGill and I have reviewed over 60 existing frameworks for describing the digital capabilities of staff, from professional frameworks which might only touch on digital practice, to frameworks from the IT industry, digital media, and business innovation. … Read more