• 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.

  • Innovative Design »

    Innovative design capabilities encourage experimentation with technologies to inspire confidence in blended curriculum design and delivery through course content that is multimodal, accessible, and inclusive for all.


    Exemplars:

    • Inclusive Design
    • Multimodal Resource Creation
    • Blended Curriculum Design
    • Experimentation with Technology
  • Inclusive Design

    • Are you confident that your use of technology aligns with your learning outcomes?
    • Can all your students access and use the technologies required for your modules and/or their course?
    • Are you familiar with web accessibility standards? (You should aim to tick off all items listed as standard for the World Wide Web Consortium's Priority Level 2, which helps to 'remove significant barriers to accessing Web documents.' Full checklist available via W3C.)
    • Do you know how to use all of the features of your chosen tools/platforms? (You should always consider what these tools can do and what their limitations are in order to evaluate good alternatives.)

    Multi-Modal Resources

    • Do you strive to deliver course and work-related content in more than one medium?
    • Are you making best use of digital tools/platforms (like the Moodle VLE) to create and maintain student access to digital resources (and/or convert hand-written materials)?
    • Do you try to create and deliver content in the most appropriate medium?
    • Do you try to incorporate a suitably diverse set of materials into the learning experiences you curate, for example text, images, audio, video, animation, and more.

    Blended Curriculum

    • Do you strive to deliver course and work-related content in more than one medium?
    • Are you making best use of digital tools/platforms (like the Moodle VLE) to create and maintain student access to digital resources (and/or convert hand-written materials)?
    • Do you try to create and deliver content in the most appropriate medium?
    • Do you try to incorporate a suitably diverse set of materials into the learning experiences you curate, for example text, images, audio, video, animation, and more.

    Experimentation

    • Have you considered how technology can assist you in fostering a more inclusive and accessible learning experience in your classroom?
    • Do you embed multi-modal (e.g. both textual and multimedia sources) activities into your curriculum?
  • How can you get involved?

    Faculty and Staff:

    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.


    Students:
    Are you looking to enhance your CV?
    Are you interested in developing your own digital skills and those of others while working in partnership with staff?
    Would you like to have your contribution to this recognised by Brookes ID?
    Click Here to learn more about becoming an InStePP Pioneer.

    Contact the Digital Services team for more details.