Author: James Clay
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Three years ago today I was in Birmingham for the UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities conference, where I was delivering the opening keynote.
As the opening keynote in front of well informed audience on the subject I have been immersed with over the last twelve months was quite a challenge. I didn’t want to repeat the story that Sarah delivered last year, I knew I want to let people know where we are, but also to get them to start thinking about once the service is available, what else needs to happen at an institutional level.
The presentation covered where we are in terms of the Jisc Digital capability service and what it will offer universities and colleges, but also some of the challenges and thinking behind the work we have done.
It also mentioned some stories about the importance and value of digital capabilities including the infamous story of BoatyMcBoatFace.
As well as taking photographs and putting them on Instagram, I blogged about other sessions at the conference as well.
The importance of language – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities
Building ICT Proficiency – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities
Digital diversity – UCISA Spotlight on Digital Capabilities
Following on from the conference I reflected on many of the sessions and wrote the following blog posts.
Do we still need IT training teams?
It wasn’t long after that, that I swapped teams at Jisc and moved into the Further Education and Skills team. Though I would continue to work on the technical side of the Digital Capability project, I was soon immersed into the world of the Intelligent Campus.