What is Digital Dexterity?

Digital dexterity is a critical component in the success of digital societies: it encompasses the “cognitive ability and social practice needed to leverage and employ various types of media, information and technology for advantage in unique and highly innovative ways that optimise personal and business value” (Gartner 2015, p.3). CAUL extends this definition to include active participation in all aspects of work and life in a digital world, so that people develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to help them live, learn and work in a digital society. This framework, based on the Jisc Digital capabilities framework, outlines the skills and capabilities that students will need to succeed in the workforce of the future. It is intended for institutions to adopt and adapt as needed.

Digital Dexterity Framework for Students

Digital Dexterity framework for library professionals

CAUL (2020) Digital Dexterity Framework. Retrieved from https://www.caul.edu.au/digital-dexterity-framework

CAUL (2020) Digital Dexterity Framework for library professionals. Retrieved from https://www.caul.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/digital-dexterity/digdex2020framework_library_professionals.pdf

Gartner (2015) Defining Digital Dexterity – the Core Workforce Resource for the Digital Business. Retrieved from https://www.gartner.com/doc/3084618/defining-digital-dexterity–core

Jisc (n.d.) Building digital capabilities: the six elements defined. Retrieved from http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/6611/1/JFL0066F_DIGIGAP_MOD_IND_FRAME.PDF

Jisc (n.d.) Library and information professional profile. Retrieved from http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/6616/1/JiscProfile_libraryinformationprofessional.pdf