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How are HE and FE approaching digital capabilities?

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Speakers:
Shri Footring and Heather Price, senior co-design managers, Jisc
Clare Killen, consultant
Penny Langford, head of e-learning, Milton Keynes College
Ian Francis, director of learning and leadership development, Milton Keynes College
Martin Jenkins, head of academic development, Coventry University
Nevin Moledina, programme manager - digital strategy, University of Leicester

You will be presented with current examples from both colleges and universities on how they are supporting the development of their staff and students’ digital capabilities in their organisation. This workshop will also show how Jisc is supporting these organisations.

You will have the opportunity to discuss challenges you encounter in your context and solutions offered as to how they could be solved.

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How are HE and FE approaching digital capabilities?

  1. 1. How are HE and FE approaching digital capabilities? 6 March 2018 | ICC, Birmingham
  2. 2. The student digital experience Building digital capability Organisational approaches in Higher and Further Education 6 March 2018 | ICC Birmingham
  3. 3. >Digital capabilities in context >Organisational approaches in UK Higher and Further education > Jisc Building digital capabilities project > Coventry University – Martin Jenkins > Milton Keynes College – Penny Langford and Ian Francis > University of Leicester – Nevin Moledina >Table discussions >Panel discussion Workshop outline
  4. 4. >Learn from the experiences of institutions leading on developing the digital capabilities of staff at an organisational level >Hear about key enablers that are facilitating holistic approaches >Participate in discussions on strategies for success >Consider how Jisc resources could support staff and students to develop their capabilities You will have the opportunity to:
  5. 5. Building digital capability project - background
  6. 6. “There are challenges in matching the speed of change in the education sector, for example in changing curricula and training, to the speed of demand, and the rapidly changing skill sets needs in the economy and society.” Digital skills for the UK economy (pdf), a report by Ecorys UK for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (January 2016) “Many jobs have a digital element, and it is predicted that within 20 years 90% of all jobs will require some element of digital skills. Effective digital skills provision is essential to ensure the workforce is prepared for this and future technological changes.” Review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications (February 2016), cited in UK Digital Strategy (1 March 2017) Digital capabilities in context
  7. 7. Building digital capability Advice and guidance Training Digital Discovery tool Consultancy National community of practice to support collaboration, sharing of practice
  8. 8. ‘The extent to which the culture, policies and infrastructure of an organisation enable and support digital practices.’ Helen Beetham (2017) How is your organisation developing its organisational digital capability? Developing organisational digital capability Beetham/Jisc 2017 model CC BY-NC-ND
  9. 9. > Organisational digital capability in context > The digitally-capable organisation > Building digital professionalism > Strategic steps towards organisational digital capability > Case studies: journeys towards digital capability > Further resources Developing organisational approaches to digital capability
  10. 10. The six-elements of digital capability Available from: http://ji.sc/building-digicap
  11. 11. > Eight role profiles > HE teacher profile mapped to UKPSF > FE teacher > Digital leader > Library and information professional mapped to CILIP PKSB > Researcher mapped to RDF in collaboration with Vitae > Learning technology mapping in collaboration with ALT > Learner > In draft: administrative staff Role profiles http://ji.sc/Digi-cap-different-roles
  12. 12. >101 organisations participating in open digital discovery tool pilot (Dec 17 – May 18) >New platform from Potential.ly >New question sets: core set for all staff; for teachers (HE / FE&Skills); for learners, more to come… >Developing a prototype for the Building digital capability website March 18 Where are we now?
  13. 13. >Looking to baseline evaluation and any change around a specific intervention – a new training programme and introduction of iPads with app toolkit for all staff and students >Data will be key to understanding how things have improved (if at all) Teesside University Examples from pilot organisations: University of Westminster >The development of staff digital capability is seen as a key driver for the parallel development of a digital strategy for the institution
  14. 14. >Senior leaders paper on strategic importance of digital/digital capability for March 18 >How are HR departments supporting the development of staff digital capabilities? http://bit.ly/digcaphr >Four new institutional case study videos: https://ji.sc/digicap_films Where are we now?
  15. 15. The student digital experience Organisational approaches to digital capability Coventry University 6 March 2018 | ICC, Birmingham
  16. 16. Strategy The university is committed to providing timely opportunities to engage with new technologies … Increasing innovative practices … international cross-partner interaction … ‘flipped classroom’ … Students enter higher education with a variety of digital fluency and technology experience … … increase in blended and distance learning, plus provide support to our collaborative partners.
  17. 17. >Course Quality, Enhancement and Monitoring (CQEM) process >Annual Review >Every course has to report on how they are addressing the Education Strategy >Highlights narrow conception of digital literacy >Focus on supplementary use of TEL >Inequalities in provision and support across the CU Group >(has been) Limited strategic governance for TEL across the University Monitoring
  18. 18. >Project focused activity >Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) –Space of experimentation and testing emerging digital practices –Challenge - adoption and embedding >Local investment examples >Certificate in Innovative Learning and Teaching (Faculty of Business and Law) >Digital Literacy Mapping (Health and Life Sciences) >Staff support – IT and Digital Skills (London Campus) Investment
  19. 19. >Established a Learning Technology Steering Group >Learning Technologists are now a central resource – locally situated >DMLL still experimenting but also a greater focus on embedding >Investment in online learning – link with FutureLearn >Rethinking the pedagogic model and how we blend online and f2f (being more) Strategic
  20. 20. >Develop understanding of digital literacy >Encourage dialogue across CU at different levels >Awareness of our institutional capabilities >Inform ‘Teaching Excellence Initiative’ - academic professional development programme – locally driven PD (anticipated Benefits) Understanding
  21. 21. Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND. Martin Jenkins Head of Academic Development, Coventry University martin.jenkins@coventry.ac.uk I have been…
  22. 22. Thank you!
  23. 23. The student digital experience Developing digital skills Penny Langford and Ian Francis, Milton Keynes College 6 March 2018
  24. 24. Developing Digital Skills
  25. 25. The development of the Oxford – Cambridge Arc puts Milton Keynes College in the centre of new economic growth….
  26. 26. Institute of Technology
  27. 27. Milton Keynes College Digital Skills for Success Curriculum Design We, our curriculum and our students need to ready…..
  28. 28. Culture- Mobile – ways of working and learning
  29. 29. Culture- Mobile – ways of working and learning Staff office Different Levels and zones to help collaborative working. No personal “desks” – shared stationary, mobile working and filing in the cloud. Bags placed in cupboards. Learning spaces Different Levels and zones to help collaborative working. Projects and active delivery using mobile devices
  30. 30. Culture - community Using communities to support practice Yammer used, started as a pilot and as is the way with social media, snowballed on its own. ( Although introduced in induction) The Principal is the most frequent participant.
  31. 31. Culture – Yammer stats
  32. 32. Digital Strategy
  33. 33. A staff conference to start our Digital Journey
  34. 34. Informal sessions, drone flying, 3D object making, creating infographics, vlogging and managing your social media.
  35. 35. A student digital day to start their digital skills for success
  36. 36. Self-assessment Milton Keynes College – October 2017 Using Microsoft Forms JISC – Feb 18
  37. 37. Programme of online training Mapped to Microsoft training materials Digital Badges Issued against bronze, silver and gold levels
  38. 38. Curriculum Design
  39. 39. Curriculum Design
  40. 40. Curriculum Design
  41. 41. Monitoring Progress Observations TLA Standards with embedded digital aspect TLA actions plans PDR – Appraisal – has Digital Strategy alignment Online Training (plus workshops 1;1 if needed) One Friday afternoon in 3 a Digital Day Self reflection / Learning needs analysis
  42. 42. Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND. Penny Langford Head of eLearning penny.langford@mkcollege.ac.uk We have been… Ian Francis Director of Learning and Leadership Development ian.francis@mkcollege.ac.uk
  43. 43. Thank you!
  44. 44. The student digital experience University of Leicester Digital Strategy Digital skills and capabilities as a strategic priority 6 March 2018 | ICC, Birmingham
  45. 45. University of Leicester digital strategy “All members of the University community are…confident operating in a digital environment. Digital is at the core of how we operate, not an afterthought.” www2.le.ac.uk/institution/digital-campus
  46. 46. >Create a compelling vision for working collaboratively >Establish steering groups bringing in key stakeholders from across the institution >View digital skills and capabilities initiatives as enablers for institutional culture change How? Encourage a holistic institutional approach to digital
  47. 47. We are building our digital campus
  48. 48. We are building our digital campus
  49. 49. Governance - Steering groups and programme boards Digital Learning Environment Programme Digital Skills and Capabilities Programme Digital Research Environment Programme{ { {
  50. 50. Digital skills and capabilities programme
  51. 51. > HR organisational development > IT services > Careers > Doctoral College > Library > Academic practice LLI Core IT Skills and Knowledge Working with Information, Data and Media Digital Creation Problem Solving and Innovation Digital Learning and Teaching Communication and Collaboration Digital Identity and Wellbeing Develop > Communicate > Embed Leicester digital literacy framework
  52. 52. Digital Leadership Development >Middle Managers, Senior Managers, University Leadership >Attend JISC Digital Leaders course >Develop in-house Leadership in a Digital Age - one day course >Develop in-house Leading Digital Change - half day course >Build a community of Digital Advocates – Change agents in teaching, research and professional services – motivate and mentor digital change initiatives – role model digital collaboration behaviours – or may be leading digital innovation within their own disciplines. – They will champion digital transformation – support implementation
  53. 53. Youtube - https://youtu.be/MjgH_zZL5pQ Library digital reading room Launched 5 Feb 2018
  54. 54. >Communicate a compelling vision with a strong academic lead >Governance and collaborative working through programmes and steering groups >Establish initiatives to develop digital skills and capabilities and change the organisational culture >Digital literacy framework >Digital leadership development >Digital innovation partnerships >Digital reading room
  55. 55. Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND. Nevin Moledina Digital skills and capabilities programme manager nevin.moledina@leicester.ac.uk I have been… University of Leicester www.le.ac.uk
  56. 56. Thank you!
  57. 57. Table discussions >How ready do you feel in terms of having the organisational culture, policies and infrastructure to support digital practices? >What’s already working well that you can build on? >What more do you need to do? >Who needs to be involved? Questions for the panel Go to www.menti.com use code 58 78 77 This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY
  58. 58. Panel discussion
  59. 59. > Senior leaders paper on strategic importance of digital/digital capability for March 18 > How are HR departments supporting the development of staff digital capabilities? http://bit.ly/digcaphr > Four new institutional case study videos: https://ji.sc/digicap_films Where are we now?
  60. 60. > Community of practice event: 22nd May, University of Leicester > Mailing list: jiscmail.ac.uk/JISC-DIGCAP-UG > Digital capability blog: https://digitalcapability.jiscinvolve.org > Digital student blog: https://digitalstudent.jiscinvolve.org Digital capabilities community of practice
  61. 61. > Building digital capability - http://ji.sc/building-digicap > Digital capability project blog - https://digitalcapability.jiscinvolve.org/wp > Developing organisational approaches to digital capability – http://ji.sc/developing-digicap > Building digital capabilities framework - http://ji.sc/digicap_ind_frame > Developing digital capability: an organisational framework - http://ji.sc/digicap_org_frame > Digital capability institutional videos - https://ji.sc/digicap_films > Digital leaders programme – http://jisc.ac.uk/training/digital-leaders-programme Follow developments
  62. 62. Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND. Sarah Knight Shri Footring Heather Price Clare Killen We have been… Lisa Gray Ruth Drysdale, Alicja Shah Lawrie Phipps Helen Beetham, Lou McGill Tabetha Newman
  63. 63. Thank you!

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