Sunday, 13 April 2014

Embedding Digital Skills into Education – Increasing Employability and Lifetime Prospects from Sue Beckingham

In February I was an invited speaker at the Inside Government Forum Digital Inclusion 2014: Ensuring the Delivery of ‘Digital by Default’ #IGinclusion14. My talk focused on the importance of digital skills within the curriculum and the support Sheffield Hallam University provides. 

We want our students to: 
  1. develop confident face to face and online communication skills
  2. work collaboratively both synchronously and asynchronously
  3. develop a professional online presence
  4. use digital tools responsible and effectively
Key to this is providing regular and scaffolded opportunities for students to develop their digital skills and confidence to use these in a professional context to both support their learning experience and also to prepare them for graduate work. 

A journalist from UKAuthority present at the event has wrote an article about my presentation which is available on their website. The article is titled:
 Wired-up Sheffield Hallam students become wired-up jobseekers


  • presentation:
  • shuspace social media guides:
  • shuTech blog:
  • SHU Careers and Employability Centre:

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