CASCADE is designed to focus on the digital literacy of researchers – building on the University’s strengths in research-led teaching. It also incorporates the concept of “students as change agents“.

The Digital Literacy Portal provides a rich global resource and collaborative environment for dissemination of ICT Literacy and Digital Literacy materials, interactive discussions, research information, and international dialogue.

Microsoft’s Digital Literacy curriculum is now live and available at no cost. It aims to teach basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.

JISC has recently funded a £1,5 million Developing Digital Literacies Programme which runs from July 2011 to July 2013. The aim of the programme is to promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education.