Digital Capabilities are the skills and attitudes needed by individuals and organisations to thrive in our modern, connected and digital world.
The Library uses the Jisc Digital Capabilities Framework to inform the development of our services and support.
"Digital capabilities: the six elements" © Jisc and Helen Beetham CC BY-NC-ND
The Jisc framework uses six elements:
What it means to be digitally capable can vary between individuals. It can depend on contextual factors such as their role, subject specialism, career choice, personal factors and a range of other considerations.
Through our work supporting the development of information literacy, the Library contributes significantly to the development of Digital Capabilities at the University of Bolton. The Library's Helpdesk is also a key source of support around ICT proficiency.
The Library is in the process of acquiring Jisc's Digital Capabilities Discovery Tool. This tool will enable University staff and students to reflect on their digital capabilities and to identify current strengths and areas for development.
More details will be available soon. If you are interested in finding out more about the Digital Capabilities Service in the interim, please contact us.