The Digital Discovery Tool
The digital discovery tool is an online resource developed by Jisc, the body responsible for the Joint Academic Network. The tool enables you to explore the different elements we call ‘digital capabilities’ and find out more about your own digital practice.
The digital capabilities framework
Through a series of reflective questions, the digital discovery tool gives you an opportunity to reflect on your own confidence and ability in each element of the Jisc Digital Capability Framework (see diagram). There are three kinds of question relating to each element:
- Confidence questions – you rate your confidence with a digital practice or skill
- Depth questions – you select the one statement that best describes your approach to a digital task.
- Breadth questions – you select all the digital activities that you engage in.
Once you’ve signed up, you will find the discovery tool on your dashboard. If you’ve created an academic profile, you will also have an additional reflective survey about specialisms relevant to your role.
Your personal report
A rose diagram summarizing your digital capabilities. Each wedge is a percentage score for that element.
When you have answered all questions, you will receive a personal report. For each element of the framework, you will see:
- A visual summary of your overall capabilities (see diagram)
- A capability level. corresponding to one of three available levels: developing, capable or proficient.
- Advice about ‘next steps’ to consider if you want to develop further
- Links to relevant resources to help improve, consolidate, or gain recognition for your skills in this area.
You can download a copy of your report to review in your own time – we hope it will encourage and inspire you! You might want to share your report with others, for example during appraisals and as part of your professional development process. This is your choice.
Your individual test data is private, and will not be made available to anyone else. Jisc provides London Met with anonymised information about the number of people who have used the discovery tool, and their aggregate capability levels.