Getting Digital Ready

For staff interested in developing their digital skills or looking for some staff development opportunities, the new ‘Getting Digital Ready’ Wiki pages have launched.

Since working from home it is fundamental that staff are still provided with the opportunity to develop their digital skills and get involved in staff development. Developed as part of the ‘My Staff Development‘ offer, ‘Getting Digital Ready’ has launched, aiming to provide staff with high quality interactive booklets, guides and videos to support them whilst working from home. 

These newly developed Wiki pages by Library & Learning Services aim to support staff working from home with digital staff development opportunities. These pages include a variety of materials for staff to engage with, including bespoke interactive guides, support materials, videos and recommended LinkedIn Learning courses.

The interactive guides have been designed to support staff, enhance their digital skills and provide them with the opportunity to engage in staff development.

The guides have received much praise and success, with staff across the university accessing the guides over 500 times and spending on average 33 minutes engaging with the materials. Within these guides (divided into parts) staff will be able to develop their skills in focused areas, with videos to watch, links to webpages, guides and more. 

The guides are being developed weekly in response to staff training needs and digital advancements. Content has included: Top tips for working from home; Microsoft Teams; Making documents accessible; PowerPoint: Recording and adding voiceovers; Microsoft Sway: Creating interactive presentations. 

Above is a screen recording of Part 1 of the Getting Digital Ready guides.

Feedback

Staff have praised the guides, commenting: 

“Really great bite size sessions you can explore” 

“I have really enjoyed the opportunity to enhance my digital skills. I hope to learn lots more.” 

“Very clear and accessible. Thanks!” 

“These have been great!” 

To access the ‘Getting Digital Ready’ Wiki pages, visit the following webpage for more information: https://go.edgehill.ac.uk/display/staffdevelopment/Getting+Digital+Ready

Photograph of Laura

Written by: Laura Riella

Digital Capabilities Coordinator