How to use this resource

This site is based on the JISC/NUS Benchmarking Tool for digital capabilities. The types of practice listed are based on the resulting experience provided for students. However, on the pages linking from these are examples of the activities, technologies and skills to support the teaching staff that provide these experiences.

It is therefore designed to be used by both staff and students in two ways:
  • as a best practice resource bank;
  • as a professional development tool.

Contribute a good practice exemplar

If you or any of your colleagues are involved in or know of practice (for example activities, projects or policies) which support the student experiences outlined here, please consider contributing short descriptions of them to this resource as exemplars. In this way, a body of knowledge will be built up and best practice shared more easily.

To contribute an exemplar:
  • choose an example of good practice that you know is happening at Brookes; click on the link text.
  • upload a description of your examplar or link to it on the web or on Google drive.
Plan your professional development objectives

The resource can also be used to build a profile of your own digital capabilities and to set professional development priorities and objectives. The good practice principles are set out in a developmental matrix; for each principle, there are examples of good practice at each of four stages of development.

Locate your current practice by comparing it with the examples provided and then look at examples of good practice in the columns to the right in order to identify possible development goals.

If you want to be updated as new examples of good practice are uploaded, select the area you have prioritised for development and subscribe to changes.