Today I had the pleasure of co-presenting a workshop kindly organised by Emma Thompson at the University of Liverpool with my colleague, Esther Barrett, on what it means to be digitally capable. The event was an excellent opportunity to showcase Jisc’s digital capability framework which (if you haven’t seen it yet) is based on the following six key elements:
When we begin to unpack what it means to be digitally capable we inevitably find ourselves drawing on our own experiences and values, so the above model helps to provide an underpinning backdrop in which to frame the discussions. During the workshop we took each of these six elements in turn and asked attendees to draw on their own examples of how digital technologies have not only enriched learning, but also their lives.
Crowdsourcing examples of good digital practice from attendees was one way of democratising the discussions around digital capability and also ensured that the focus of the workshop remained situated in their own practice. We used a range of collaborative tools to surface these examples, such as Twitter (#UoLDigCap), TodaysMeet, Padlet and Google Drive (after all, ‘communication, collaboration and participation’ is one of the key six elements).
What I love about these types of workshops is that we all learn from each other and with a topic like digital capability there’s always something new and exciting on the horizon. If you’d like to find out more about the discussions and resources we explored at #UoLDigCap take a look at our Storify.by