Enhancing student learning and employability with Jisc’s Discovery Tool
- Date: 1st June 2022
- Time: 13:00 – 14:00
- Duration: 1 hour
- Audience: All Staff | All Students
- Digital Capability: Digital Learning, Development and Teaching
- Booking Link: https://edin.ac/3OZ9ZU1
What is the current position of digital capability in higher education and society as a whole? What digital skills do employers expect of graduates? What skills do graduates actually have? How do they acquire these skills while at university? And what more can universities do to develop these skills in our students?
This thought-provoking session based on Jisc’s recent HE survey, alongside real-life examples from students at Plymouth University, will help staff to better understand the current digital capabilities landscape, and highlight to students the digital skills they need, and how they can start to develop them.
About the presenters - Jenni Houston, Dr Becki Vickerstaff and Emma Purnell
Jenni is Head of Digital Skills & Training, has worked at the University since 2006 and is an experienced learning and development professional specialising in digital capabilities. Her strategic role involves working in partnership with Professional Services groups, Colleges and external organisations, and she leads a team who develop staff and student digital skills through the Digital Skills Framework, live webinars and events, online training, LinkedIn Learning and development programmes. Jenni completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Education with The University of Edinburgh in 2017, and is accredited by The Training Foundation (TAP) and the CIPD.
Becki is a Higher Education Senior Consultant with Jisc supporting the Building Digital Capabilities Service for Higher Education. She comes from an extensive background of over 19 years working within Higher Education in a digital education capability. Her PhD in technology enhanced learning encapsulates the processes and barriers of implementing digital tools and capabilities within Engineering Education, which is where her passion for digital capabilities really began.
Emma is a Senior Digital Learning Designer who works in the Digital Education team at the University of Plymouth. She works with staff across in the institution in the effective and innovative use of learning technologies. Emma has been heavily involved in the implementation and championing of a number of initiatives to support staff and students to develop their digital capabilities. An area which she has been highly enthusiastic about since starting a career in Higher Education and Technology Enhanced Learning 13 years ago.