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Participate in our study into how HR departments support staff to develop their digital capability?

Would you like to contribute to a new Jisc study and shape future developments in this area? Jisc want to find out what HR departments are doing to support staff in dealing with the challenges and making the most of the opportunities offered by technologies? We are also keen to find out how confident HR […]

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How are HR departments supporting staff digital capability?

We are about to start a short review of how Human Resources (HR)  departments in educational institutions support staff with the development of their digital capability. HR departments in universities and colleges increasingly recognise the need to contribute towards supporting staff to respond to challenges and opportunities offered by technologies. In 2016 their annual conference […]

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Get involved in shaping the Jisc digital capability service

Would you like to help shape the digital capability service that Jisc will be launching in late 2018? We would love to hear your views on what would make the service most useful to you and what you would expect to find there. As the various strands of the Jisc Building Digital Capability project are […]

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Digital professionals in education: an update

As part of the framework project in 2015 I was lucky enough to have conversations with key people in many of the professional organisations in UK HE and FE. It was great to find so much interest in the six elements model and so many different ideas for embedding it into practice. In addition to […]

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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 […]

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Data literacy: challenges and approaches

One area of digital capability which has been flagged up as a key challenge at the moment is around data literacy for both staff and students. Although data literacy is most closely associated with information literacy, it cuts across many of the different areas of digital literacy. For example, in the model we use in […]

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Top ideas emerging – still time to vote!

Thank you very much to those of you who have already voted and commented on the digital capability ideas. If you haven’t yet done so, I’d encourage you to have a look at the ideas at http://digitalcapability.ideascale.com/ before the end of the week. Here is a list of the ideas submitted so far, with the […]

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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 […]