What are digital skills?
The Jisc Framework
There are a number of frameworks that outline fundamental digital skills. At the University of Bath, we recommend following the Jisc digital capability framework. This allows staff to evaluate their digital skills, outlining what that can already do whilst also highlighting areas for development. The Jisc framework categorises digital skills into six key components:
- ICT Proficiency
- Information, data and media literacies
- Digital creation, problem solving and innovation
- Digital communication, collaboration and participation
- Digital learning and development
- Digital identity and wellbeing
These are then further broken down into individual proficiencies. Please see the document Building digital capabilities: The six elements defined for further details.
We encourage all staff at University of Bath to reflect on their digital skills by using the discovery tool. Staff can use the discovery tool to reflect on their digital skills and receive a personalised report to identify both strengths and areas for development.
World economic forum [online], 2019, The digital skills gap is widening fast. Here’s how to bridge it. Available from: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/the-digital-skills-gap-is-widening-fast-heres-how-to-bridge-it/ [27/01/2020]