Category Archives: Digital capability

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

Presence, Digital, Well-Being, People

I have written recently about two areas of thinking around Digital Environments – How lecturers (and others) exist in relation to other people in learning spaces, how they are present; and also some of the technology approaches we are taking with regards to building new environments, such as analytics and adaptive algorithms. I started drafting […] Read more

Making, choosing and using digital content.

Technology offers fantastic opportunities for staff and students to learn and teach by “actively making” rather than passively consuming. In this post Alistair McNaught  explores the implications of making, choosing and using content. Typical questions “We have a virtual learning environment but it isn’t used well. Can you help us use it better?”  “We are a small …

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Digital Pedagogy Lab

Over on a domain of his own, Lawrie has been posting about his attendance at the Digital Pedagogy Lab on Prince Edward Island and has written a series of blog posts about the event and what he learnt and experienced and the relevance to digital capability. Red Roads and Connectivism http://lawriephipps.co.uk/?p=8157 Digital Pedagogy Lab: Prince … Read more

#ConnectMore16 with Jisc

Over the summer Jisc held a number of Connect More events (#ConnectMore16) across the UK to update our members on all the exciting projects we have been working on and to showcase the excellent practice from across the academic community. The Student Experience sub team have been lucky enough to attend and present at many …

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Talking about digital capability

I recently delivered a short presentation to the Staff Development Forum London Regional Group meeting on the Jisc work that is taking place around building digital capabilities. I first started discussing what we understand by digital capability and how important it is to have a shared understanding. I find it interesting how different individuals and … Read more

Perspectives on Digital: Change isn’t coming, it’s here and it’s permanent

I have done two keynotes recently where I have been asked to talk about the future, to look ahead at the horizon and suggest what it might look like when we reach it. Quite frankly, I would be an idiot to try and do that beyond what we know already, and even more so if […] Read more