The Digital Literacies Framework is a route to reflecting on your digital skills and finding out about new technologies that you may need in your professional and personal life. Being digitally literate means being capable of “living, learning and working in a digital society.” (JISC, 2013). It means being competent and confident with current technology, being capable of evaluating new technologies, and acquiring skills when they are needed.
The Digital Literacies Framework was first launched in 2014. It was one of the first Digital Literacy Frameworks to be created in higher education, and is being used as a role model in the creation of other Unviersity Digital Literacy and Capability schemes across the UK.
This refreshed version, with a more focussed list of literacies was launched in 2016.
The Framework is currently organised to support academic staff in their teaching, research and administrative roles, but all staff and students are encouraged to explore and use it.
For general information about the Digital Literacies Framework contact Dr Fiona Handley at the Centre for Learning and Teaching.