Designing curricula to enhance digital capability

12:30pm - 1:45pm / Wednesday 1st April 2020 / Venue: Arthur West Room, 8-14 Abercromby Square Abercromby SQ (south)
Type: Seminar / Category: Department / Series: Centre for Higher Education Studies
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The development of digital capabilities has received significant attention in higher education (HE) in recent years, with numerous attempts made to develop digital frameworks to support curriculum design. This study highlighted similarities, differences and gaps in the way digital capabilities are currently developed in HE curricula. This presentation will focus on findings which are relevant to all disciplines, whilst demonstrating that the development of digital capabilities can be aligned with the respective discipline’s signature pedagogy.

The study employed a multiple-case study methodology and drew on a sample from two UK Universities.

Originality of the study is achieved in part through a conceptual framework that weaves together a theoretical perspective - Shulman’s signature pedagogies, with JISC’s Digital Capability Framework. The implications of this conceptual framework, for developing curriculum design, will also be discussed in this presentation.