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Assess and Improve Your Digital Capabilities

Assess and Improve Your Digital Capabilities

This guide will introduce you to the free Jisc Digital Capabilities Discovery Tool which will provide you with a personalised, downloadable report, giving you an indicator of your current capabilities.  

Complete your self-assessment, review your report, and see suggestions for any skills to improve on. 

Access resources and training to help you boost your knowledge and capabilities to support your studies and build workplace skills. 

Why Digital Capabilities are Important

What does Digital Capability mean?

"Digital capability is the term we use to describe the skills and attitudes that individuals and organisations need if they are to thrive in today’s world. At an individual level we define digital capabilities as those which equip someone to live, learn and work in a digital society."  Jisc.

Jisc is a not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions in the UK for Higher Education and Further Education (learn more about Jisc at the end of this page).

Jisc has developed a Digital Capabilities Framework and a free Discovery Tool to help you assess your current capabilities and discover areas to improve upon, within six defined areas of digital capability.

The six digital elements from Jisc listed around a semi-circle.

The six elements are:

  • Digital proficiency and productivity (functional skills).
  • Information, data and media literacies (critical use).
  • Digital creation, problem-solving and innovation (creative production).
  • Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participation).
  • Digital learning and development (development).
  • Digital identity and wellbeing (self-actualising).



General Resources