Category Archives: digital capabilities

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

Introducing James Clay and Lawrie Phipps #altc

This year I am attending ALT-C 2016 in Warwick and along with my colleague Lawrie Phipps will be running a workshop on the Wednesday looking at digital capabilities and organisational mapping. Digital technologies are driving some significant changes in the world of work, and are deeply implicated in others. Effective use of digital technology by … Continue reading Introducing James Clay and Lawrie Phipps #altc Read more

Engaging the invisibles

Back at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event at the end of May we had a discussion on the need for IT training teams. A casual question to a sector wide mailing list recently about what IT training teams are called resulted in a number of replies of Lynda.com! It seems that a number … Continue reading Engaging the invisibles Read more

Do we still need IT training teams?

Back at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event at the end of May we had a discussion on the need for IT training teams. A casual question to a sector wide mailing list recently about what IT training teams are called resulted in a number of replies of Lynda.com! It seems that a number … Continue reading Do we still need IT training teams? Read more

On the tech side…

As some will now as well as talking about e-learning stuff, I also like to talk about the tech side of things too. Over the last few months I have been talking about things I have written about on this blog before. In my blog post Mobile WordPress Theme I have covered the update to … Continue reading On the tech side… Read more

Digital diversity – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities

I am currently at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event here in Birmingham. I will be live blogging here on elearningstuff. Sue Watling from the University of Hull kicks off the second day of the conference. Her session is titled: Finding and minding the gaps; digital diversity in higher education She describes the session … Continue reading Digital diversity – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities Read more

Building ICT Proficiency – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities

I am currently at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event here in Birmingham. I will be live blogging here on elearningstuff. In this afternoon’s session, Kathryn Wenczek, and Silke Prodinger-Leong talked about online learning and digital capabilities – the theory and the reality. How do theory and reality for development of digital capabilities compare? … Continue reading Building ICT Proficiency – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities Read more

The importance of language – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities

I am currently at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event here in Birmingham. I will be live blogging here on elearningstuff. After I did my session, David Walker from Sussex University delivered a really good presentation on the importance of a common language. The discourse of transformation frequently frames discussions around the role of … Continue reading The importance of language – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities Read more

Keynote at UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities

I am currently at the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities event here in Birmingham. I will be live blogging here on elearningstuff and will probably post a more in-depth reflective piece on the digital capability blog later. Last year, just before I started as Project Manager for the Jisc Digital Capabilities project, UCISA ran their … Continue reading Keynote at UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities Read more

Breaking new ground: Jisc and Digital Leadership

On Tuesday and Wednesday next week Leaders from Further Education and Skills come together in Bristol to pilot Jisc’s first Digital Leaders Programme, followed on Thursday and Friday by Leaders from Higher Education. This first residential is highly interactive, focusing on the individual digital capabilities of leaders and developing ways of assessing their own skill … Read more