This community of practice is open to staff and leaders in colleges and universities with a role and interest in the development of digital capabilities. There is a strong emphasis on leadership by the community, learning from each other and sharing what works.

Join our active community of practice

It is an open community that welcomes both experienced participants and those who have not previously engaged in this field but who would like to find out more.

With over 100 active participants, the network events and mailing list offer opportunities for colleagues to work together on all aspects of digital capability for staff and students.

Benefits of membership

  • Keynote speakers share their vision and strategy
  • Introduction to resources that will help your students and staff
  • Opportunities to network and learn from others
  • Updates on latest initiatives and research

And there’s more

Subscribers to our building digital capability service will also receive two priority places per institution for each of the two community of practice events held each year.

Thanks to all for organising and participating in a brilliant workshop. Great sharing of ideas and initiatives and a lot of inspiration to take back to University of Northampton.

Jim Harris, learning designer, University of Northampton

Previous community of practice events

You can view our programme and resources from previous events:

Additional resources

We would like to share the following resources that have been used at our community and other events:

The game of digital pursuits - this is a good icebreaker that helps people to talk about digital capabilities in a practical and non-threatening way. How many 'cheeses' or 'pies' can you collect?

(NB: a dice and coloured game components are required)

Step change: the game of organisational digital capabilities - a board game designed to prompt discussions on developing organisational digital capability

Game board, strategic cards, wild cards, case studies and facilitator's notes

(NB: a dice and counters are required)

Digital capabilities exploration game - a game developed by colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire designed to help individuals to learn about their own and others' digital capabilities by sharing experience and knowledge

Game board, instructions and resources

(NB: a dice and counters are required)

DigiDice (created by Dr Monica Chavez, educational developer (TEL), University of Liverpool. This link will take you to a Google drive) - resources include a short video explaining the origins of the game and how to play, instructions, card deck and template for the dice.