New JISC Site: Implementing the UKPSF

The following website is being launched at the webinar just starting:


The framework’s central purpose is to help those seeking to enhance the learning experience of their students, by improving the quality of their teaching and learning support. If you have a substantive role in the education of students or staff, it will be relevant to your situation. The Framework provides a means to comprehensively benchmark, develop, recognise & reward teaching and learning support roles within higher education.

Webinar: Implementing the UKPSF in the digital university

images-1Wednesday 17 April, 13.00-14.00

This webinar offers a guide to implementing the UK professional standards framework in the digital university. We look at how post-graduate certificates in teaching and learning in higher education (PGCertHE) courses and CPD processes are adapting to digital technologies, both in their design and operation and in the educational practices for which the PGCertHEs are preparing staff. We introduce a new wiki including case studies of technology-informed practice, indexed against the UKPSF areas of activity, core knowledge and values.

Sign up for this webinarread more about UKPSF, or download previous webinars.

Workshop: Changing the Learning Landscape

cll-web-bannerAs part of the Changing the Learning Landscape programme, the Higher Education Academy and CLL partners (including Jisc) are putting on 12 workshops assist academic staff, and staff with curriculum development and support roles, in the use of technology to enhance teaching and student learning.

Four of these workshops, developed in association with SEDA, are focusing on digital literacies:

14 March 2013 (Exeter) Where are we now with digital literacies? The experience of learners and the implications for development

30 April 2013 (Leeds) Influencing strategy and change processes to enable the embedding of digital literacies

21 May 2013 (London) Influencing strategy and change processes to enable the embedding of digital literacies

29 May 2013 (Birmingham) The role of digital literacies in supporting continuing professional development in HE contexts

The workshops are designed to be accessible to those new to the field of digital literacies and learning technologies, and are aimed at anyone with a staff/educational/teaching development aspect to their role, and to curriculum leaders, professional services and support staff. For further information on these, and to sign up, go to

There are also eight workshops aimed at academic staff in a range of disciplines. For a full list of CLL workshops, please see

JISC Digital Literacies Audit

images-1The ODHE is working within the JISC ‘Digital Literacies’ programme, which is introduced as follows:

Many learners enter further and higher education lacking the skills needed to apply digital technologies to education. As 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy is an essential component of developing employable graduates.

Courses that embed core digital skills, as well as subject specific use of technology, enable students to gain the skills and confidence they need to use digital technology not only to support their learning but also in the workplace.

JISC have offered a document which enables institutions to think about the digital literacy capabilities they have – a useful exercise to encourage thinking about what, and why … and potentially pushing towards change.