Joint building digital capability and digital experience insights community of practice

Join us for our sixth joint building digital capability and digital experience insights community of practice event.

  • 3.5 hours
  • Online
  • Free

This event will be held on


This is an exciting opportunity for staff and leaders in higher or further education who are responsible for developing the digital environment and the digital capability of students and staff in their organisations to come together to share:

  • Practice, ideas and issues around enhancing student, staff and organisational digital capability, particularly in the current context with a move to more online delivery.
  • Approaches to gathering students and staff expectations and experiences of technology in the current changing context.

It's also an opportunity to hear more about our building digital capability and digital experience insights services and understand how these might help you to meet your goals.


Welcome and introductions

Building Digital Capabilities (BDC)/Digital Experience Insights (DEI) updates including:

BDC launching of new question set - ‘Leading for digital change’
DEI launching of new reports and surveys

  • Paulette Makepeace, Head of Digital capability, Jisc
  • Kathryn Heywood, Head of Business intelligence, Jisc

Community member stories

Utilising our virtual learning environment to increase student engagement with the Jisc Discovery Tool

  • Maurice Mark Boland, Mobile Application Specialist, Technological University (TU) Dublin

Employability and embedding digital literacies into the curriculum

  • Sarah Grayston, Learning Technologist, University of Stirling


Seeing the wood for the trees: exploring the link between digital capabilities development and real employability needs

  • Charlie Ball, Senior consultant, Jisc lead for the labour market


Community member stories

How we use a multi-pronged approach to build the digital capabilities of our learners and staff

  • Jake Barnes, Deputy Head of Teaching and Learning, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
  • Lee Chambers, Programme Lead, Academic Sport, Deputy Head of Digital Education, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

Teaching staff digital experience insights survey 2021/22

This year, 6,224 teaching staff from 60 UK FE and HE organisations participated in our annual digital experience insights survey, sharing their experiences and thoughts about the technologies they use and have access to, use of digital approaches in their teaching practice, and the support they receive for the development of their digital skills. With the FE and HE reports published at the event, this session will provide an overview of some of the key survey findings.

  • Clare Killen, Senior consultant, Jisc
  • Laura Didymus, Consultant, Jisc

Community member stories

The truth behind the numbers: digging a bit deeper into the stories behind the statistics

What is the meaning hiding behind the data? Are we capturing the full picture?

This interactive session will highlight some interesting and surprising statistics and will use the collective expertise of the group to gather suggestions for viable, but minimal interventions, that can help to address current challenges.

  • Dr Lina Petrakieva, Academic developer (digital), Glasgow Caledonian University

Final Q&A, feedback and close

Who should attend

  • Staff and leaders with a role and an interest or remit for enhancing the digital capability and digital experience of staff and students across their organisations in higher education, further education or skills.


For further information, please contact events@jisc.ac.uk.