UK 2014 Survey of Digital capabilities

The UCISA-DSDG User Skills Group has just launched the first biennial Digital capabilities survey of the UK HE sector, focusing on what can also been referred to as digital capabilities, digital literacies or digital competencies.

This survey, and future versions, will seek to establish how institutions are developing staff and students to perform efficiently and effectively in a digital environment. It will complement the Technology enhanced learning (TEL) survey that the UCISA-DSDG Academic Skills Group carries out, but will look at broader digital capabilities rather than TEL software and approaches.

The survey is already running in the UK and will be open till Friday 5 September 2014. Contact for further information or follow on Twitter at #ucisadigcap. The survey is currently open to UCISA members only. But, due to the EUNIS involvement, this has a chance to be extended to more countries in the future.

Outputs from this survey will include a report detailing data and trends analysis, case studies exploring themes, issues and good practice in more detail with also recommendations on how the sector can develop and be better supported by national bodies.

The final results will be officially presented in next UCISA events, but preliminary results will be also presented during the next BencHEIT Task Force Meeting in December 2014. In that occasion, the coordinators of the UCISA Digital capabilities survey will share their national experience with the EUNIS Community and together we will explore the opportunity of scaling the project at the European level.

EUNIS is willing to promote any national activity that might be interesting and useful for the whole European community, in order to share as many information as possible among us.

More information on the survey here