Digital literacy is defined as capabilities which allow an individual to live, learn and work in a digital society.
The Digital Literacy Framework defines the different digital literacies and levels. The Framework is informed and based on the EU Digital Competence (DIGCOMP) framework specification which has also informed Jisc's Digital Capability Framework. The five areas in the Digital Literacy Framework are:
The five areas have beginner, intermediate and advanced competency levels.
In April 2016, the Learning, Teaching and Assessment sub-committee approved the framework. The sub-committee also indicated that ARU students and staff should have the following competencies in all five areas:
The Digital Literacy Barometer (login required) is a skills audit tool that provides an opportunity for staff to self-assess their digital literacy competencies against established criteria. This tool can be used:
Please contact us to be given access to the Digital Literacy Barometer.
For more digital literacy resources, please visit the pages below.