Workplaces are changing. It is estimated that, in 20 years’ time, 90% of all jobs will require people to work with digital technologies. Already, 72% of large firms struggle to recruit workers with digital skills.
To live, learn and work in a digital society, your students need to develop the digital skills that employers want now, as well as the confidence and deeper-seated capabilities that will enable them to progress in their careers and adapt to emerging technologies.
Our own research shows that students expect their college or university to deliver this alongside their degree or vocational training.
How do we design in opportunities into courses for students to develop their digital skills and capabilities?
This one-day workshop will build confidence to design and deliver a digital curriculum that will prepare students to learn successfully in digital settings, and to thrive in a digital world.
The workshop will include a series of activities which will support participants with designing in opportunities for students to develop relevant digital capabilities into their course, module or unit of learning.
- Increase your confidence to “train the trainer” and encourage the use of digital in the curriculum
- Equip you to design curriculum activities to support students’ digital capabilities
- Take away materials and skills to share with your teams so they have a chance to implement too
- Share good practice and learn from others from within academic community
- One year of online support following the course
- Learn from subject matter experts within the Jisc community
- All course materials provided
Our blog post, designing for digital capabilities in the curriculum: what’s new? expands on why we developed this training.
Who should attend
This workshop is aimed at curriculum staff, whether subject specialist lecturers or other professionals involved in the curriculum (eg from the library, learning technology, learning support or employability teams).
What we cover
The workshop will cover the following:
- The digital curriculum
Participants will consider how digital technologies are changing the pathways of learners into, through, and beyond their studies. We'll share changes to the methods used, the concepts taught, and the real world contexts in which different subjects are practiced
- Developing digital capability in the curriculum
Participants will use the Jisc six elements digital capabilities model and the learner profile to choose activities that develop specific digital capabilities. They will then consider how best to adapt those activities to their own subject specialism
- Digital teaching skills
Participants will use the Jisc digital capability teacher profiles and digital capability discovery tool to consider their digital teaching practice. They will gain confidence in areas where they are already proficient, and new ideas to try in areas where they are less confident
- Discuss how the curriculum is changing and needs to change in response to digital opportunities and transformations
- Design and adapt curriculum activities to support students’ digital capabilities
- Assess their own digital capabilities for teaching, and plan to follow up their results
Pricing and eligibility
- Jisc members - £350 + VAT1
- Other organisations - £500 + VAT
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