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A guide to research on digital capabilities and their relationship to curriculum planning and student graduate outcomes

Digital Capabilities @ Adelaide: Developing Digitally Capable Graduates


The Framework has a student and staff profile. It is intended to be indicative, and can be contextualised for different uses. It is not dependent on a particular set of software programs but has been designed to be a flexible tool highlighting key areas of capability.

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Judy Bailey

Judy Bailey
Learning and Teaching Project Manager

University of Adelaide Library
Level 4, Barr Smith Library, The University of Adelaide, S.A. 5050 AUSTRALIA

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Digital literacies are those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.

JISC's Developing Digital Literacies project

What's the difference between digital literacies and digital capabilities?

Digital capabilities are

  • focused on outcomes-oriented activities
  • developed around what people can do (capabilities= functioning knowledge) with their digital literacy rather than what they know about it.