Digital capabilities

Jisc define digital capabilities as “those capabilities which support living, learning and working in a digital society”.

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 digital literacy statements.