How digitally literate are researchers and researcher development professionals?
How is digital technology being used for research and to develop researchers?
At what rate are higher education institutions embedding digital literacies in researcher development?
...In order to answer some of these interesting questions, and to ensure that higher education institutions and their members are fully supported in becoming digitally literate, please take five minutes to share this invitation with friends or colleagues and participate in this short questionnaire.
Vitae invite staff involved in researcher development and researchers (doctoral and research staff) to complete a short online survey that focuses specifically on the digital literacy of researchers and institutional staff in researcher development roles. This significant cross-institutional baseline study is part of the Developing Digital Literacies programme, funded by JISC and supported by Vitae along with a number of other professional associations.
The purpose of Vitae involvement in the Developing Digital Literacies programme is to promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies in higher education.
Results will be made anonymous, then published in an aggregate public report in February 2012. The results will enable Vitae to refine sector activities that focus on digital literacy such as the extremely popular Digital Researcher event for researchers and research staff, and will be used to support the researcher development community to establish new approaches for developing digital literacy for researchers and the researcher development community in higher education.
The closing date for submissions is 24 January 2012.