Author Archives: Sarah Davies

Spotlight on digital capabilities

UCISA’s Spotlight on digital capabilities conference provided two days tucked away in Media City, Salford, with excellent speakers and delegates, to talk about a topic very much top of my agenda at the moment. The event covered both staff and student capabilities, and the inter-relationships between the two, and attracted interested delegates from a wide … Read more

What does the digitally capable institution look like? – Digifest session

Jisc and UCISA jointly ran a workshop yesterday at Jisc Digifest: What does the digitally capable institution look like? Gillian Fielding and Rebecca McCready from UCISA presented some of the key findings from last year’s digital capability survey. In addition to the points made in Gillian’s blog post, I was struck by the range of … Read more

Project areas emerging from the digital capability consultation

The initial consultation phase of the digital capability challenge ran from June to September 2014, and included individual interviews with codesign partners and other stakeholders, from which solutions ideas were distilled and uploaded to an open voting platform. Over 120 users posted over 450 votes and 60+ comments in a two-week period. The top 9 … Read more

What next? Have your say!

We’ve been discussing the digital capability challenge with a number of stakeholders over the summer: directors of library services, directors of IT services, heads of e-Learning, learning technologists, those working with college principals, staff on the ground supporting universities and colleges with digital literacy work, researchers, heads of staff development, and lecturers. We’ve discussed current … Read more

What do we already know about this area?

We’re fortunate in this area to have a broad evidence base to build on, derived from previous work. A key part of the preparatory work for this codesign challenge is pulling together knowledge, evidence, resources and approaches from related projects so that we’re moving forward from a firm foundation and not reinventing wheels. In parallel … Read more