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The key question this project asks is: What core digital capabilities do I need as an academic member of staff to achieve my vision of an inclusive and transformative student digital experience?
"We have a responsibility to our students to provide the digital experiences they expect and to support them in acquiring the Brookes attribute of Digital and Information Literacy." ‘How can I get involved?’ Access the Digital Capabilities Ranking App and complete your personal DC rankings. » Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date with new releases this academic year.
How confident are you:
Which digital capabilities are particularly important for your specific professional role?
Brookes DC aggregates a variety of training and resource opportunities that will help you develop practical digital skills: such as setting up assignments in Feedback Studio, implementing the new Blue Card system, and best practice guidelines for inclusivity and Web Accessibility.
The Brookes Digital Capabilities ‘Booklet’ on Moodle gives you access to resources that will help you with designing inclusive course materials, using Moodle, setting up screencasts, creating multi-modal and interactive resources, and more.
All academic staff are invited to take part in a survey that facilitates the creation of your own individual professional profiles. This diagnostic tool will give you an immediate summary including personalised links to a wide range of training and resources.
Our new support page will help you with your long-term training needs, and to quickly get answers to the most frequently asked questions on Brookes Virtual tools.
A baseline set of Digital Capabilities
We have a responsibility to our students to provide the digital experiences they expect and to support them in acquiring the Brookes attribute of Digital and Information Literacy.
Digital technologies permeate all areas of our work so our ability to use them must be multi-faceted. For simplicity’s sake we have broken digital capabilities down into 6 core areas for academic staff.
encourages experimentation with technologies to inspire confidence in blended curriculum design and delivery through course content that is multimodal, accessible, and inclusive for all.
related capabilities help to: optimise staff use of the VLE and other University core systems; promote an inclusive, obstacle-free digital experience; and encourage student engagement, collaboration, administrative efficiency, and transferrable digital skills.
digital skills focus on appropriate use of ICT to project and maintain effective and secure online identities and to facilitate communication and collaboration within global and University-wide partnerships.
incorporates practices that promote open academic practice, authentic learning opportunities, and appropriate ICT-driven research skills to support the development of staff and students’ digital scholarship.
related capabilities encourage location-independent working through the blending of digital and physical learning environments. Good practice includes teaching event capture and confident incorporation of classroom AV and mobile user devices.
digital skills encourage autonomous learner/practitioners to develop life-long learning skills as an integral part of PDR and CPD, and to engage effectively with feedback and feed-foward with Moodle Learning Analytics and Turnitin Feedback Studio.
How can you get involved?
Which digital capabilities do you think are most important in your role? Rank them using the Brookes Digital Capabilities app.
Would you like to contribute to our university-wide survey of our academic staff’s digital capabilities? Click here to use our diagnostic tool.
Contact the Digital Services team for more details.