Digital Literacy for the University of Northampton (DL4UON)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch


The Covid lockdown has shown the importance of being digitally capable. Yet, previous research (TECH4ALL) at UON (University of Northampton) showed that the University currently has a collection of tools and strategies aimed at developing and supporting digital literacies for staff and students, and that there was no single definition or understanding of what digital literacy and capability meant. There is a need to work with students and staff to ensure that these are brought together under a single banner and identify any gaps in the current provision.
The URB@N project set to address the above gaps by engaging with students and staff and feeding into University level committees for action (e.g. Digital Steering Group and Faculty Student Forums). The paper provides an overview of the processes used to engage different stakeholders and share with the audience its two outcomes:
• A University definition for digital literacy
• A cohesion of the tools and methodologies available for staff and students to identify skills
Period8 Jul 2021
Event titleLLS Everyone a Researcher 2021 Conference
Event typeConference
Conference number2021
LocationNorthampton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Digital Capability
  • Digital Literacy
  • Digital definition