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Defining digital wellbeing

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the term “digital wellbeing”?  For some it might be email overload, fake news, fitness tracker bands or the Google app that lets you “see a complete picture of your digital habits and disconnect when you want to”.  There are many connotations, bringing […]

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Launch of new question set in discovery tool on accessibility and inclusion

We are delighted to launch a new question set for subscribers to our digital capability service. The questions focus on accessibility and inclusion and are aimed at staff working in educational institutions. This is very timely as institutions are working to meet the requirements of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations […]

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Looking ahead to ALT-C 2019: Data dialogue and doing

In my role as head of change for student experience at Jisc, ALT-C is one of conferences I look forward to the most each year. The conference offers a valuable opportunity to find out about current practice in universities and colleges, and to learn about some of the challenges associated with technology-enhanced learning. Each year, […]

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How the discovery tool can be used with students

The discovery tool is part of the Jisc  Building digital capability service which provides research-informed tools and resources to help staff and students thrive with their use of digital tools and services in their learning, at work and in personal activities. Several institutions are already receiving the benefits of subscribing to this service. If you […]

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Sharing a transformational approach to practice-informed TEL

We are delighted to bring this guest blog post to you from Chris Melia, senior learning technologist at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) about the work of Chris, and his colleague Kevan Williams in developing their innovative DigiLearn programme. The technology enabled learning and teaching team at the university uses the Jisc digital capabilities […]

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Digital wellbeing design sprint session @ Digifest

Heather Price   At the recent Digifest conference we ran a digital wellbeing design sprint session. This one-hour workshop was aimed as an introduction to the design sprint methodology and incorporated a focus on a particular wellbeing issue experienced by many, ‘email overload’. We thought that combining the design sprint and an issue in the […]

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Speaking loudly with a foreign accent – defining digital capability

Introduction Thank you to Alistair McNaught, subject expert for accessibility and inclusion, for this guest blog post.  I was struck by Alistair’s comment in a recent training event about the importance of accessibility and inclusion being considered as an integral aspect of digital capability. This really struck a chord as our digital experience insights survey reports […]

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Guest post from Chris Melia, Learning Technologist, University of Central Lancashire. DigiReady: Equipping our students for the modern workplace

Chris is a Learning Technologist, working directly with UCLan’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing as digital lead. Currently an MIE Expert, MIE Trainer and Microsoft Certified Educator – Chris is an active member of the Microsoft community, regularly contributing and advocating the use of technology solutions in education. He played a key role in the […]

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Guest blog post from Non Scantlebury, Academic Engagement Manager, The University of Hertfordshire: our co-host and organiser for the 4th Jisc building digital capability community of practice event held on 21 November 2018

For those that were able to attend the Jisc building digital capability community of practice event held at the University of Hertfordshire last month, we were treated to a veritable feast of activities going on across our further education (FE) and higher education (HE) sectors on the theme of ‘digital skills and capabilities’! The insightful […]

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Register now for the digital capability community of practice – 21 November 2018

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire to jointly run this event, which will take place at on 21 November 2018 at the Fielder Centre. This event is our fourth community of practice event for staff and leaders responsible for developing digital capability in their organisations. 18 months on […]