Digital capabilities

Jisc define digital capabilities as “those capabilities which support living, learning and working in a digital society”. (Jisc guide - developing digital literacies)

Many frameworks have been developed which attempt to describe these capabilities in more detail, sometimes using the term “digital literacies”.  The capabilities can broadly be grouped into the following areas:

  1. Information, media and data literacy
  2. Creation, scholarship and innovation
  3. Communication, participation and collaboration
  4. Learning and personal/professional development
  5. Digital identity and wellbeing
  6. ICT proficiency

More detail on each of the capability areas

There may be variations in the relevance or importance of particular capabilities depending on discipline. Faculty learning communities at the University of Bath have explored what it means to be ‘digitally literate’ within subject disciplines and produced statements.

The links below show some sources of support, guidance and further information.

Useful links

Academic development and study skills for students

Being digital - skills for life online - from the Open University

Employability guidance - from the Careers Service

Finding and using information - advice from the Library

Information security - including guidance on protecting yourself online

IT Services - IT training and learning support resources - including email, calendar, word processing etc

Self-assessment tools - from various sources, collated by JISC

Staff development courses - including TEL and IT

TEL support and training