Designing for digital capabilities in the curriculum

Building and delivering a digital curriculum for students to thrive in a digital world.

  • Online
  • Two workshops, plus course activities
  • Four hours
  • £250 - £450 + VAT

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    Workplaces are changing. To live, learn and work in a digital society, your students need to develop the digital skills that employers want now, as well as the confidence and deeper-seated capabilities that will enable them to progress in their careers and adapt to emerging technologies.  

    Our research  carried out in 2020 shows that students feel motivated to use technology to support their learning but need more guidance to assess their own digital skills for career planning.  

    How do we design in opportunities into courses for students to develop their digital skills and capabilities?  

    This workshop will build your confidence in designing and delivering a digital curriculum for students to learn successfully in digital settings, and to thrive in a digital world.  

    It will also include a series of activities to support you with designing in opportunities for students to develop relevant digital capabilities into their course, module or unit of learning.  


    • Increase your confidence to 'train the trainer' and encourage the use of digital in the curriculum   
    • Equip you to design curriculum activities to support students’ digital capabilities  
    • Take away materials and skills to share with your teams  so they have a chance to implement too 
    • Share good practice and learn from others from within academic community 
    • One year of online support following the course  
    • Learn from subject matter experts within the Jisc  community  

    Who should attend

    This workshop is aimed at curriculum staff, whether subject specialist lecturers or other professionals involved in the curriculum (eg from the library, learning technology, learning support or employability teams).  

    What we cover

    The workshop will cover the following:

    • The digital curriculum - consider how digital technologies are changing the pathways of learners into, through, and beyond their studies.
    • Developing digital capability in the curriculum - use the Jisc six elements digital capabilities model and the learner profile to choose activities that develop specific digital capabilities. You will then consider how best to adapt those activities to your own subject specialism.
    • Digital teaching skills - use the Jisc digital capability teacher profiles and  digital capability discovery tool  to consider your digital teaching practice. You will gain confidence in areas where you are already proficient, and new ideas to try in areas where you are less confident.

    Training outcomes

    You will:

    • Discuss how the curriculum is changing and needs to change in response to digital opportunities and transformations
    • Design and adapt curriculum activities to support students’ digital capabilities
    • Assess your own digital capabilities for teaching, and plan to follow up their results

    Earn digital credentials for this course

    By completing this course, you can earn the 'completed' digital badge.

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    Pricing and eligibility

    • Jisc members - £250 + VAT
    • Non-member - not-for-profit - £325 + VAT
    • Other organisations - £450 + VAT

    Member types and VAT information

    • Jisc members - Typically publicly funded FE, HE and Research institutions
    • Non-members - Eligible local government, public sector, private/independent education providers and non-profit customers
    • Other organisations - All non-member commercial partners
    • VAT - VAT is charged at 20% of the value of the service. If you are a member of Jisc’s VAT-exempt cost sharing group, and you are able to provide confirmation of the exact taxable/exempt use of the service, we will be able to reduce the amount of VAT chargeable to reflect the taxable business use proportion of the service only. This additional information is required as a result of a change to HMRC policy. Please contact if you require more information.


    For more information, email or phone 01235 822242.