Digital Dexterity - the new skills for learning and research excellence

Program director Carmel O'Sullivan
Related topics Collections, Digital Literacy, Learning and Teaching

Digital Dexterity is important for success in education, in the workforce and in life. It includes digital and information literacy, but also encompasses a range of capabilities including ICT proficiency, digital learning and creation, digital collaboration, media and data literacy, and digital identity. Universities and their libraries have are ideally placed to equip Australians with the skills and higher-order knowledge required to thrive in an increasingly digital world.

CAUL’s Digital Dexterity program developed a range of resources to encourage digital dexterity:

  1. A position statement on digital dexterity outlining principles and goals.
  2. A Digital Dexterity Framework for library professional setting out the capabilities which make up digital dexterity.
  3. A champions network which include a champion within each member university library who can work within a community of practice to develop skills, share resources and provide feedback to other champions.
  4. An Advocacy Toolkit that provides a structured way to approach advocating for and engaging with conversations about digital dexterity at an institution.
  5. A Digital Dexterity Community of Practice.
Author Harry Rolf
Last modified 29 June 2020