Digital Capabilities (sometimes referred to as Digital Literacies) are the skills needed to work and live in an increasingly digital society. It is predicted that within the next 20 years, 90% of all jobs will require people to work with digital technologies.
At CCCU we are committed to improving our students’ digital capabilities to make sure they have the correct digital skills for the workplace they will be entering after graduation. To this end “Digtally Literate” has been identified as one of the key Graduate Attributes that are being embedded across the University curriculum.
We also want to make sure that our staff are equally well developed, in order for them to provide an engaging, modern digital learning experience. Digitally capable staff will be able to more effectively engage with digital drivers within the University strategies, such as the Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy.
The University has adopted the Jisc Digital Capability Framework, a structured model that defines the skills necessary for a modern digital learner and practitioner. An approach to Digital Capabilities has been developed, along with a dedicated web site, to support the use of the framework across the University.
More information on Digital Capabilities can be found on Jisc’s Building Digital Capability website.