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Digital wellbeing

Digital wellbeing is one of the fast-emerging ‘hot topics’ for HE, evident in its new prominence in the Jisc’ digital capabilities framework. JISC, the UK’s expert body for digital technology and resources in Higher Education, Further Education and research defines wellbeing as:

a term used to describe the impact of technologies and digital services on people’s mental, physical, social and emotional health.”

How can digital competency frameworks offer a different approach to conceptualising student wellbeing?

Mirrored by the EU digital capabilities framework, digital wellbeing is now starting to influence policy at national and pan-European level. An analysis of these two frameworks was carried out by Biggins, Holley and Zezulkova (2017); their work identified ways in which more nuanced approaches to policy implementation would pay dividends in terms of wellbeing outcomes for students. Notably, their work suggests that human learning, underpinned by technological tools, needs to be partnered by a focus on lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Read on to find out what our piece has to say about digital wellbeing for staff, students and institutions…

original work published as a #Take5 blog an ALDinHE/LMU collaboration

Ben GoldsmithDebbie Holley and Anne Quinney, Bournemouth University, UK


The Association for Learning Technology are sharing a huge range of resources with the wider community. The link below has sections on:

Online Pivot, Courses, Remote conferences, links from partners, playful and creative resource, organisational perspectives and the ‘ALT ‘Know How’ on leading virtual teams

https://www.alt.ac.uk/communityResources

Corona Virus – free resources collated


As the pandemic spreads, our wonderful Head of Library and Learning Support here at BU shares the links to all the free resources, for those wanting the evidence base and research. Please share widely…