Category Archives: Digital capability

Effective use of digital technology by university and college staff is vital in providing a compelling student experience and in realising a good return on investment in digital technology.

Talking about digital capability

I recently delivered a short presentation to the Staff Development Forum London Regional Group meeting on the Jisc work that is taking place around building digital capabilities. I first started discussing what we understand by digital capability and how important it is to have a shared understanding. I find it interesting how different individuals and … Read more

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

Go do Twitter

We know that staff who use tools such as Twitter are more likely to be able to understand the nuance of a tool such as Yammer or Slack. Those who don’t will probably struggle. The solution is not go do Twitter, but to realise that when introducing new tools, if you have an understanding of … Read more

Anonymity and identity

Following on from my post about posts across the web on identity, James Davis, Jisc’s Information Security Manager provided the following blog post which expands on the topic. With increased awareness of state surveillance schemes, people are looking towards cryptographic technologies such as tor and bitcoin as a perceived means to regain a degree of … Read more

Digital anonymity

One of the six elements of digital capability as outlined in our published framework is digital identity Across the web on various blogs, there have been some interesting articles and views on identity. I really started to engage with the web in 1997 and back then the default behaviour was to be mainly anonymous or if you … Read more

It’s a question of style

In applications such as Word and Powerpoint you have styles. In online tools such as WordPress and Moodle you also have styles. Reflecting on your own capability in using styles in applications, would you consider yourself to be: Proficient Confident Competent Aware Unaware Your response to this question provides a real insight into your actual … 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