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Digitally capable

Digitally capable

Being digitally capable is about being able to learn, work and live in our increasingly digital society.

There’s a lot more to this than being able to use certain software. Technology is taking a much bigger role in both our personal and professional lives. 

Jisc’s Digital Capability Framework sets out six main elements of digital capability, which are to be: 

  • productive and proficient with ICT
  • information, data and media literate
  • able to create, research, problem-solve and innovate digitally
  • able to communicate, collaborate and participate digitally
  • able to learn and develop digitally
  • able to manage your digital identity and look after your wellbeing in a digital setting

How can you become more digitally capable?  

These are just some examples of what you can do while you’re at Newcastle.

On your course  

  • Learn how to use new software – this could be specialist software used in your field of study, or using new tools to showcase work, such as different forms of presentations etc.
  • Use digital resources within research to collect and analyse data and information.
  • Keep a digital record of your experiences in NU Reflect.
  • Engage with resources, discussions and communities on Canvas and Teams.

Outside your course  

Related attributes: curious; creative, innovative and enterprising; future-focused

students working on a pc, showing digital capability