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Where are we now? UCISA Digital Capability Survey 2017: a snapshot of digital literacy across the UK HE sector - Johns

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Where are we now? UCISA Digital Capability Survey 2017: a snapshot of digital literacy across the UK HE sector - Johns

  1. 1. Digital Capabilities Group Where are we now? UCISA Digital Capability Survey 2017 A snapshot of digital literacy across the UK HE sector
  2. 2. Digital Capabilities Group Gareth Johns @GarethPJohns 2 Gillian Fielding @g_fielding
  3. 3. Digital Capabilities Group 3
  4. 4. Digital Capabilities Group 2017 Digital Capabilities Report 4
  5. 5. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Today’s questions (1/2) • How widespread is the use of the Jisc definition of digital capabilities (DC)? • Are Library strategies driving digital capabilities development? • Where does responsibility for developing and supporting DCs sit in institutions? • How important are SCONUL’s 7 Pillars and the Employability Toolkit to the sector? 5
  6. 6. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Today’s questions (2/2) • How important is TEF as a driver for the development of DCs? • How are changes to the DSA impacting Libraries and DCs? • How will you use the findings from the DC Report? 6
  7. 7. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group How widespread is the use of the Jisc definition of digital capabilities (DC)? 7
  8. 8. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Jisc definition of Digital Capabilities Q1.1 To begin with, does your institution, or any parts of it, use the Jisc definition of digital capabilities? 8 “By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.”
  9. 9. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Jisc definition of Digital Capabilities Yes, across whole institution, 38% Yes, by parts of institution, 40% No, 22% 9
  10. 10. Digital Capabilities Group Discussion 10 Is it important to accept one definition of digital capabilities?
  11. 11. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Jisc definition - recommendations 1 1 R.1.1 “Jisc and UCISA work together to review and update the Jisc definition of digital capabilities” R1.2 “updated definition be promoted…with institutions engaged in a dialogue designed to encourage use of a common definition”
  12. 12. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Are library strategies driving digital capabilities development? 1 2
  13. 13. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Institutional Strategies for DCs Q2.3 How important are these institutional strategies (or nearest equivalent) for supporting and reinforcing the importance of digital capabilities in your institution? 1 3
  14. 14. Digital Capabilities Group Poll 14 According to the survey, which are the top 5 institutional strategies driving digital capabilities development? tinyurl.com/DCG-P1
  15. 15. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Institutional Strategies for DCs - 2017 1 5 Institutional strategy – students Mean Teaching, Learning, Assessment strategy 3.62 Student Experience strategy 3.47 Employability strategy 3.44 Library/Learning Resources strategy 3.39 Disability Support strategy 3.26
  16. 16. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Institutional Strategies for DCs - 2014 1 6 Institutional strategy – students Teaching, Learning, Assessment strategy Library/Learning Resources Strategy ICT strategy Technology Enhanced Learning/eLearning Strategy Student Experience strategy
  17. 17. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group How important are SCONUL’s 7 Pillars and the Employability Toolkit to the sector? 1 7
  18. 18. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group External reports or documents Q2.2 How important are the following external reports or documents in informing the development of digital capability activities in your institution? 1 8
  19. 19. Digital Capabilities Group 19 Jisc Enhancing the Student Digital Experience (2015) Jisc Digital Student resources (2016) Jisc ‘Developing Digital Literacies’ online guide (2014) Jisc NUS Benchmarking Tool (2015) SCONUL's 7 pillars of digital literacy (2015) Jisc Digital Capabilities Discovery Tool (2016) veloping Successful Student Staff Partnerships (2015) SCONUL’s Employability Toolkit (2015) UCISA Digital Capabilities Survey (2014) 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Mean score (out of 4) External reports or documents – students
  20. 20. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group External reports or documents 2 0 2.2.1 Key findings “the resources listed were all felt to be less important as compared with the more high- level factors ”
  21. 21. Digital Capabilities Group Discussion 21 What is more important when developing digital capabilities – high-level strategies or high-quality resources?
  22. 22. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group How important is TEF as a driver for the development of DCs? 2 3
  23. 23. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group TEF impact on DC development Q2.4 Thinking specifically about the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), has the institution taken any actions as a result of TEF that have impacted (or will impact) on the development of student and staff digital capabilities? 2 4
  24. 24. Digital Capabilities Group Discussion 25 Has TEF impacted the development of student and staff digital capabilities at your institution? If so, how?
  25. 25. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group 26 35% have taken action as a result of TEF
  26. 26. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group TEF – actions taken 2 7 “TEF is at the heart of the University's new strategy, particularly the Education strategy.” “University wide TEF Group has been established which is looking at Learning Analytics and interventions.” “metrics used to inform the TEF are being used to guide our priorities... Developing new analytic tools and capabilities which will require and prompt further development of digital capabilities “Changes to the curriculum which include Digital fluency as a programme attribute”
  27. 27. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group TEF – importance of driver 2 8
  28. 28. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group How are changes to the DSA impacting Libraries and DCs? 2 9
  29. 29. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Impact of removal of DSA requirements Q4.8 What impact, if any, has the removal of DSA requirements for English domiciled students had at your institution? 3 0
  30. 30. Digital Capabilities GroupDigital Capabilities Group Impact of removal of DSA requirements 3 1 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% disability support academic teams IT and/or e-learning staff developers the library No impact Minor Noticeable Significant
  31. 31. Digital Capabilities Group Discussion 32 How will you use the findings from the DC Report?

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