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Digital capabilities in higher education: where are we now?

Digital skills crisis looming, peers warn screamed one of last month’s Times Higher Education’s headlines. The headline was about a Lord’s report Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future. This report clearly states that if the UK does not grasp the digital agenda, and quickly, the nation will be doomed in the world-market place. It […]

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Digital Literacy: the third Essential Skill in Wales

Wales has recently taken significant steps towards establishing digital literacy as one of the Essential Skills within the FE, Work Based Learning and Adult Community Learning sectors for adults and young people who want to gain qualifications in communication, application of number, IT and ESOL. Along with colleagues in Jisc Wales, I’ve been involved in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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So what’s the challenge?

Jisc’s stakeholders have asked us to address the challenge of building capability in UK HE and FE to really make the most of digital technology at an institution-wide level. This would benefit leaders, staff and students and result in both efficiencies and enhancements. This challenge has emerged through the 2014 codesign process, and we are […]