Framing digital capabilities for staff

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

Recent consultations by Jisc have highlighted the need for institutions to take a strategic approach to the digital capabilities of their staff. We hear from students – for example at the recent Change Agents Network event – that teachers who are confident with digital tools make a real difference to their learning. We know that … Read more

“Students are more than students.”

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

Students are more than students, these words, taken from Paul Chapman’s presentation, became a kind of mantra for the two day Change Agents’ Network (CAN) event in Birmingham last week. Paul was alluding to the multitude of roles students play at Birmingham City University to add value to the overall learning experience, from mentor and collaborator, to … Read more

Electronic Management of Assessment and Assessment Analytics Workshop

Originally posted on Electronic Management of Assessment.

EUNIS E-Learning Task Force Workshop University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, 9th June 2015, 10.00-16.00  The workshop will explore how technology can be used to enhance assessment and feedback activities and streamline associated administration and how we might make use of assessment data to improve learning. Across Europe universites are struggling with similar issues of bringing […] Read more

Change Agents’ Networking event begins on Tuesday

Originally posted on Change Agents' Network.

We are looking forward to welcoming over 100 staff and students from FE and Skills and HE to our networking event in Birmingham, running over two days.  The event will showcase projects and people working in staff and student partnerships that support curriculum enhancement and innovation. This event provides an opportunity for us to come … Read more

Emerging recommendations from FE study

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

The FE study is undertaking a series of consultation events to share the findings from the desk study and focus groups, and create a set of recommendations. Recommendations for managers and leaders We started with recommendations for colleges and are now focussing on recommendations for college managers. There are three strands of activity for college managers … Read more

What does the digitally capable institution look like? – Digifest session

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

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 … Read more

Digital capabilities in higher education: where are we now?

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

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 … Read more