JISC has invited Vitae, as well as a number of other higher education associations, to work in collaboration with JISC to support activities to realise the benefits from the JISC Developing Digital Literacies (DDL) programme for key players within higher education (HE).
The aim of the DDL programme is to promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies in HE. The project will be conducted over the next two years. For more information about the DDL programme, please visit the DDL programme homepage.
Researchers are using digital literacies to enhance research using technologies in a social and professional context and will benefit professionally from operating more effectively in an increasingly digital research environment.
The project will commence with a baseline study in January 2012 to learn how technology is currently being utlised by researchers and within a researcher development environment. The study will highlight any current issues and challenges regarding digital literacy. As an outcome, the baselining activity will inform Vitae activities centred around digital literacies throughout the course of the project, enabling Vitae to provide opportunities to the researcher development community through its 2012 and 2013 programme.
Activities focused on digital literacies are scheduled for early 2012, including the extremely popular Digital Researcher event, organised in partnership with the British Library. This event is open to postgraduate researchers and research staff. For more information and to register for this event, please visit Digital Researcher.