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The 2019 Digital Capabilities survey is now open for completion. The survey seeks to establish how institutions are developing staff and students to perform efficiently and effectively in a digital environment. The importance of digital capabilities has been identified in the Teaching Excellence Framework and in Quality Assurance Agency audits.


Individual surveys for each institution have been sent to an identified lead respondent. If you are unsure as to whom the lead respondent is for your institution, please contact Details of the survey including guidance on how to complete it are available on the ucisa website.

Posted:  16 January 2019

The ucisa Digital Capabilities Group and Digital Education Group invites you to the fifth Spotlight on Digital Capabilities conference on Tuesday 4th June and Wednesday 5th June 2019 at the Park Inn Radisson Hotel in York.

The theme for this year is ‘Breaking barriers, creating connections’.

We will explore how digital capabilities can help break down barriers, look at transition into and out of FE and HE, how to support students and staff with varying needs and from a wide range of backgrounds, to be inclusive for all. The programme will also include learner perspectives, preparing students to be adaptable, independent and resilient. You will hear experiences from those working across and outside the HE and FE sectors. How partnerships across different teams in post-compulsory education can benefit staff and students.

We are seeking speakers for plenary and parallel sessions from different roles e.g. academic staff, IT trainers, Library and other professional services who can provide delegates with practical advice, approaches and strategies to implement, embed and change their institutions. Improving digital capabilities for both staff and students.

Please submit your proposals using our online form.

Deadline for proposals: Wednesday 23 January 2019.

Submissions will be reviewed by the conference committee. You will be contacted by email with the outcome of your proposal by Friday 15th February 2019.

Posted:  20 December 2018

The report on the 2017 Digital Capabilities survey has now been published.

The report focuses on the current activity and strategic drivers for both staff and student digital capabilities in higher education institutions. The 2017 report expands on the work of the initial report carried out in 2014.
Posted:  25 May 2017
Following the success of the 2014 Digital Capabilities Survey planning is underway for the next iteration in 2017. We would like to hear your thoughts on the inaugural Survey so that we can consider changes for the next survey. Join us for an online meeting on Tuesday 19 April at 1200. Further details and the booking form are available here.
Posted:  1 April 2016

Lorraine Barclay and Annette Webb, members of the UCISA Digital Capabilities Group, are hosting and presenting a 60 minute tech talk at 12:00 on Friday 18 March on how new cloud technology (with a focus on Groups in Office365) impacts on specific internal institution stakeholders (such as IT Trainers, IT Administrators, and Learning and Development managers). The talk will also look at ways to help your organisation overcome the challenges of using these types of technologies more effectively.


Posted:  1 March 2016

A set of nine case studies on institutional approaches to Digital Capabilities has been published. The collection of case studies is  intended to serve as a companion report to the inaugural UCISA Digital Capabilities Survey Report, published in 2015.

Posted:  26 February 2016

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