Category Archives: data literacy

Data, Quality Assurance and improving the Student Experience

Data is a fact of life for everyone in higher education. And there’s a lot of it. Among other things, there’s data about students, staff, estates and research. At a national level data turns into metrics, benchmarks and performance indicators. There are percentages, proportions, a standard registration population, headcounts and full person equivalents. Data–driven decision … Read more

Focus on data literacies and ICT proficiency: The importance of digital capabilities

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

A “mistake” resulted in the “leak” of 780 e-mail addresses of patients who attended an HIV clinic in London. From the BBC News website. A London sexual health centre mistakenly leaked the details of nearly 800 patients who have attended HIV clinics, bosses have admitted. The 56 Dean Street clinic in Soho sent out the … Read more

Spotlight on digital capabilities

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

UCISA’s Spotlight on digital capabilities conference provided two days tucked away in Media City, Salford, with excellent speakers and delegates, to talk about a topic very much top of my agenda at the moment. The event covered both staff and student capabilities, and the inter-relationships between the two, and attracted interested delegates from a wide … Read more

Data literacy: challenges and approaches

Originally posted on Jisc digital capability codesign challenge blog.

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 … Read more