Digital Skills Week posters and videos

This page features poster and video submissions showcasing and sharing skills and expertise from across the university. We have also included recordings of some of the most popular sessions from previous Digital Skills Weeks, which can now be used for self-guided learning.

The submissions are organised into the Jisc six areas of digital capability to help you to find resources that are useful for you.

To reflect on your digital skills, complete the Jisc Digital Discovery Tool to generate a personalised report to understand more about your capabilities in each of the six areas and be guided to plan and undertake relevant development activity. Instructions and guidance to complete the Jisc Digital Discovery Tool.


Digital proficiency and productivity

ICT proficiency is the ability to use digital devices, applications, software and services. Proficiency concerns digital 'mindset' more than the use of specific tools, but using different applications helps to develop your confidence and range.

Digital skills for daily life poster by Sanduni Navodya Gunasekara, HBS student

Watch the Alumni Panel – A reflection on Digital Skills

Panel: Tamara Benford-Brown, Chike Chike-Obuekwe, David James, Priya Mahey

This panel of alumni discuss their reflections on digital skills; what skills were needed during their time as a student and during their employment?  What did they have to teach themselves and how? What skills do they wish they had before heading out to the workplace? Current students and staff will be able to hear directly from our alumni, sharing their recent experiences and insights.


Digital identity and wellbeing

Digital identity management is how you develop and project a digital identity - or several identities - and how you manage your digital reputation. 

Digital wellbeing is how you stay safe and look after yourself and others in digital settings.  A first step is to recognise online bullying, scam, and fake news. But beyond that, we need to be aware of all the ways that digital tools can impact on our lives and on people around us.

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Information, data, and media literacies

Information literacy is your ability to find, evaluate, organise and share information, whether you're using it for academic or professional purposes, or as a learner.

Media literacy covers all the ways you receive and respond to messages in digital media, including text, graphics, video, animations, audio, and media such as websites, simulations and games.  

Data literacy is how you handle data as a special form of information.

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Digital communication and participation

Digital communication is any communications using digital media and networks. The ability to communicate well includes using different channels, but it also includes an awareness of different audience, different rules and requirement, and the changing boundaries between public and private communication. 

Digital collaboration is the ability to take part in digital teams and working groups to meet specific goals, using share tools and media.  

Digital participation means taking part in a more open-minded way than collaboration, over a longer time, and in a range of different settings. This is how you join, facilitate and build digital networks.

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Digital learning and development

Digital learning activities are the different ways you learn and develop in digital spaces and with digital media, these might include participating online, using a wide range of digital media, recording and showcasing your learning, and producing digital outcomes for assessment.

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Digital creation, problem solving and innovation

Digital creation is a term we use to cover all kinds of digital production, from coding new apps to making digital images and websites.

Digital problem-solving is your ability to solve problems and answer questions, either using digital evidence, or using digital environments (such as simulations and virtual worlds) to test out solutions.

Digital innovation describes your willingness to try new practices with digital technology, take calculated risks and look for new solutions.

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Jisc six areas of digital capability

At Herts we use the Jisc six area of digital capability to discuss digital skills development.

You can reflect on your digital skills and identify and plan development using the Jisc digital discovery tool.

The approach to digital skills development and an easy-to-use checklist is also included in the Herts Digital Learner profile.