Digital Capabilities Group



Who we are

ucisa's Digital Capabilities Group aims to promote sharing of experience and good practice in IT training and skills development for both staff and students in UK higher education institutions.

What we do

The Digital Capabilities Group is active in supporting events, reports and key surveys, such as the Digital Capabilities Survey,  that can be used to inform the development of digitally capable students and staff. Membership, which entails contribution to the business of the group, is open to anybody in the academic community with an interest in the provision and management of IT training and user skills development.

Get involved

The Group is open to anyone involved in IT training and user skills development in UK higher and further education institutions. Speak with like-minded colleagues and peers, make connections and share best practice. To take part, join the Infrastructure Group's email list hosted by JISCmail.

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Member Email lists

Group discussion lists are to be used by members to discuss subjects of common interest. People entitled to join the list are members of Full and Affiliate member institutions (ie not Corporate members). The lists should not be used to advertise or promote Corporate member or non-members events/services/products. These should be posted via the ucisa-announce list.

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Useful Information

The Group carries out a biennial survey on digital capabilities. The results from the last survey were published in 2019.

Playlist of presentations from the 2019 ucisa DCG-DEG Spotlight on digital capabilities conference

Committee Members

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    DCG Chair

    • Julie Adams
    • Electronic Information and Learning Support Manager
    • Staffordshire University j
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    • Jeni Brown
    • Head of Digital Skills Lab
    • London School of Economics and Political Science
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    • Jim Tyson
    • Senior IT Trainer, ISD Training
    • University College London
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    • Elaine Swift
    • Head of Digital Learning and Teaching
    • University of Worcester

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