The programme is focused on promoting the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education.

Developing Digital Literacies Programme

Developing Digital Literacies

The programme is focused on promoting the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education.

Funded Projects

The bids of the funded projects are available from this web page. The projects start in August 2011 and will run over a period of 2 years until July 2013. The programme will be supported by a central support project which will be managed by JISC Advance with contributions from JISC CETIS. All the outcomes and outputs from the programme are being collated on the JISC Design Studio. To follow the ongoing developments of the projects visit the Netvibes page which collates all the project blog postings. Please subscribe to the Developing Digital Literacies programme blog for up to date information about the developments in the programme. The list will also be used for updates about the programme. Details of the programme webinars together with the recordings of these sessions are available here.

Emerging findings

Further information

Please contact Paul Bailey for further information about the projects in this programme.

Summary of projects

Project NameLead Institution Summary 
Digidol Cardiff University Establishing an institution-wide approach for contextualising and embedding Digital Literacy into the development of academic staff, students, research students and administrative, managerial and support staff.
Personal Actualisation and Development through Digital Literacies in Education (PADDLE) Coleg Llandrillo Cymru Creating a digitally literate, skilled and confident workforce and student body across all the FE institutions in North Wales.
Digital Literacies as a Postgraduate Attribute  Institute of Education, University of London Investigating the needs post graduate students: doctoral; taught Masters; and PGCE and institutional readiness for change around digital literacies; in terms of processes, relationships, staff expertise and quality of developmental resources.
The Digital Department University College London
Professionalism in the Digital Environment (PriDE) University of Bath Developing professionalism in the digital environment by taking an institution-wide approach to developing digital literacies. Through the establishment of a number of ‘learning communities’, and using an action learning approach to define and develop digital literacies within the subject disciplines of a research-intensive institution.
Exeter Cascade Project University of Exeter Supporting the development of students and staff through a focus on the use of digital technologies in research and research-like learning. Engaging Postgraduate Research Students to cascade skills and developing institution-wide models for student skills and graduate employability, with digital literacy as a cornerstone.
Digital Literacies in Transition – A Model for Transforming Graduate Attributes University of Greenwich Developing a model to support digital maturity linked to graduate attribute development. Employing cross-university studentships to foster a community of student-led change. Engaging with employers to develop and pilot a ‘Rate our Graduates’ initiative that will subsequently feed into curriculum design and delivery workshops.
SEEDPoD Student Experience Enhancement thru Driving the Plymouth Embedding Of Digital literacies Plymouth University Investigating, implementing and evaluating strategies, frameworks, technologies and associated interventions and policies that will assist in the embedding of DLs into the curriculum delivery (short term) and design (long term) processes of the university in order to promote the ‘normalising’ of digital literacies as an integral part of the student experience across the University and partner further education institutions.
Institutional Student e-Pioneer Partnerships (inStEPP) Oxford Brookes University The project will enable the creation and integration of active partnerships with students, in a variety of roles, that help to develop, implement and produce examples of: i) institutional approaches to developing digital literacy partnerships with students as part of normal curriculum and employability policy and practice; ii) digital literacies contextualized for the discipline and career development; and iii) student roles and activities which support the development of digital literacy skills and capabilities.
Digitally Ready University of Reading Developing a cross-institutional strategy for recognising and enhancing the digital literacies for all members of the University of Reading.
DIAL: Digital Integration into Arts Learning University of the Arts London Developing digital literacies in Arts Higher Education with the primary goal of improved graduate employability to achieve improvements in discipline development, pedagogic enhancement and improved organisational processes. 
WORDLE -Worcester Digital Literacy Worcester College of Technology Investigating digital literacy skills in students from school though FE to HE and the digital literacy skills of teaching staff and those supporting the learning process in IT, ILT, Study Centre and Tutoring roles. Developing a framework of OCN qualifications in digital literacy for staff and students.

Programme activities

Start up meeting for the programme - 4 October 2011

Programme Meeting - Tuesday 15th May 2012

Programme Meeting - Tuesday 16th October 2012

Sector Bodies and Professional Associations Supporting the Programme

JISC has invited 11 sector bodies and professional associations to work in collaboration on supporting activities to realise the benefits from the JISC Developing Digital Literacies programme for staff and students in further and higher education.
The following bodies and associations will be working with the programme from November 2011 to October 2013. Please contact Myles Danson for further information.
Name of body/associationLinkLead contact(s)
The Association for Learning Development in Higher Education John Hilsdon
Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Seb Schmoller
AUA (Association of University Administrators) Sue Beckingham / Alison Robinson Canham / Philip Wolstenhome
Heads of eLearning Forum (HeLF)
Heads of Educational Development Group (HEDG) Anne Aitken / Sue Thompson
The Organisational Development in Higher Education Group (ODHE) Bex Lewis
The Standing Conference on Academic Practice (SCAP) Paul Blackmore
The Staff Development Forum Matt Levi / Andy Wilson
Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) David Baume / Julie Hall
Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) Alison MacKenzie / Ann Rossiter
Vitae John Igoe / Alison Mitchell