About the Festival

The University’s first Digital Skills Festival took place between Monday 24th May and Friday 28th May 2021. Free to attend to University students and staff, the festival programme included a number of interactive events, presentations, workshops and courses, delivered by speakers from within and outside of the University.

The Digital Skills Festival will return in 2022. In the meantime, take a look at the Recordings and Resources section of this site to browse recordings of some of the 2021 events.

We hope that you’ll join us again for the Digital Skills Festival in 2022 to develop your digital skills, exchange ideas and celebrate all things digital.

Thank you to the following contributors for delivering sessions:

Information Services Group

  • Centre for Research Collections
  • Digital Skills and Training
  • Educational Design and Engagement
  • Information Security
  • Corporate Office – Disability Information
  • Media Team
  • Research Services
  • Library Research Support
  • Technology Enhanced Learning Team
  • uCreate Studio
  • Website and Communications
  • Wikimedian in Residence

Other parts of the University

  • Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society
  • Edinburgh Futures Institute
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  • University of Edinburgh Business School
  • Usher Institute
  • The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

External organisations

  • 8 Million Stories
  • Clarivate (Web of Science)
  • Jisc
  • The Empower Project

The programme has been divided into themes based on the Jisc Digital Capability Framework and the University’s Digital Skills Framework, and covers the following capabilities:

Information, Data and Media Literacies

The capacity to find, evaluate, manage and share digital information and data, and critically receive and respond to messages in a range of digital media.

Digital Creation, Problem Solving and Innovation

The ability to design and create new digital content, use digital evidence to solve problems and answer questions, and adopt and develop new practices with digital technology.

Digital Communication, Collaboration and Participation

The capacity to communicate effectively in digital media and spaces, participate in digital teams and working groups and build digital networks.

Digital Learning, Teaching and Development

The capacity to participate in and benefit from digital learning opportunities, supporting and developing others in digitally-rich settings.

Digital Identity and Wellbeing

The ability to develop and project a positive digital identity and to manage digital reputation, as well as look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings.

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