Category Archives: Framework

A digital capability framework which describes the skills needed by staff in a wide range of academic, administrative and professional roles to thrive in a digital environment. This will provide a structure to help managers and individuals understand what is needed and supports the development of tools.

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

Focusing on Digital Capability in Manchester

Last week I was in Manchester for ALT-C 2015, the biggest learning technology conference in the UK with over 500 delegates. This is the event where learning technologists, heads of elearning and TEL descend to find out and share what’s new. There was lots of discussion and chatter about digital capabilities and the digital capability … 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

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