Jisc and ALT have been instrumental in bringing the digital capability agenda to UK’s post-16 sectors. Recognised drivers for this agenda include:
In 2017 Jisc has launched a number of new resources (redacted 2017) including an updated Digital Capabilities Framework, profiles for different roles, case studies, reports and organisational change tools, and a discovery tool for individual staff. From the start of the year we have been investiating how different organisations take up these resources and use them to address the specific challenges and ambitions that they have.
This workshop will offer an overview of current organisational research and development. It will explore through a case-based approach how different colleges and universities are developing the digital capability of their staff. Issues covered will include:
Participants will have opportunities to hear from two digital leaders in their field, share their own practices, discuss current challenges, and try out the latest Jisc resources in a supportive setting.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (2017) Policy paper 2. Digital skills and inclusion – giving everyone access to the digital skills they need. Available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-digital-strategy/2-digital-skills-and-inclusion-giving-everyone-access-to-the-digital-skills-they-need. Accessed 25/03/2017.
European Commission (2016) DigComp 2.0: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens. Available online: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/publication/eur-scientific-and-technical-research-reports/digcomp-20-digital-competence-framework-citizens-update-phase-1-conceptual-reference-model. Accessed 25/03/2017.
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