Free access to LinkedIn Learning

We are very pleased to announce that LinkedIn Learning, a third-party E-learning resource, is now available for free to all staff and students at Aberystwyth University.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

The online learning platform has an extensive digital library of expert-led courses and short videos, ranging from business courses to creative and technology-related content. This provides you with an opportunity to develop your professional skills, learn new software, and explore other areas as you plan for personal development, academic and career growth.

Getting started

Accessible 24/7 from your desktop or mobile device, visit LinkedIn Learning by logging in using your Aberystwyth University username and password. Login instructions can be found here.

Follow this video to learn how to get started with LinkedIn Learning.

Opportunity to win a £25 voucher

Activate your account before 10 January 2022 and you will automatically be entered into a raffle where you will have the opportunity of winning one of two £25 gift vouchers. 

Further information

If you experience any issues logging in to LinkedIn Learning, please contact Information Services (is@aber.ac.uk).

For any other general queries about LinkedIn Learning, please contact the Digital Capabilities Officer (digi@aber.ac.uk). You can also visit the LinkedIn Learning FAQ pages.

What are Digital Capabilities?

It’s possible that you’ve heard of digital capabilities already, or you may be more familiar with the associated term, digital skills. With the recent establishment of the Universities’ new Digital Capabilities Project, you’ll likely hear much more about digital capabilities over the coming months.

What are digital capabilities?

According to Jisc, digital capabilities equip individuals to live, learn and work in a digital society. As a result of the pandemic, the time that most of us spend online has increased significantly – through working, learning, teaching, and interacting with others online.

Jisc Digital Capabilities Framework

Jisc has developed the Digital Capabilities Framework which describes these different capabilities in more detail, and we closely follow this framework as part of the Digital Capabilities Project. The framework is grouped into 6 main capabilities which are then separated into a further 15 elements.

  1. Information, media and data literacies
  2. Digital creation, innovation and scholarship
  3. Digital communication, collaboration and participation
  4. Digital learning and development
  5. Digital identity and wellbeing
  6. ICT proficiency
Jisc Digital Capabilities Framework

Please keep an eye on this blog as we will be posting more information about each of these six capabilities soon.

Watch this short video by the University of Derby to learn more about the importance of digital capabilities.

How can I assess and develop my digital capabilities? 

All staff and students now have free access to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform that has an extensive digital library of expert-led courses and short videos. You’ll find there a huge variety of content that can help you to improve your digital capabilities.

As we develop the Digital Capabilities Project, we will be providing staff and students with access to further resources and guidance which will help you to assess and develop your digital capabilities. For example, we are currently piloting the Jisc Digital Discovery Tool, a bilingual resource that allows users to self-assess their digital capabilities, with several departments across the University. Keep a close eye on this blog as we will be posting results and findings and general information about the pilot project soon.

How can I get more information about digital capabilities? 

You can find more information on our Digital Capabilities web pages. If you have any questions about LinkedIn Learning, the Jisc Digital Discovery Tool, or any general queries about digital capabilities, please contact the Digital Capabilities Officer (Dr Sioned Llywelyn) at digi@aber.ac.uk.

Welcome to the new Digital Capabilities Blog!

Dr Sioned Llywelyn – Digital Capabilities Officer

The aim of this blog is to keep you up to date with the latest news, opportunities and developments from Aberystwyth University’s Digital Capabilities project which was established in August 2021. The Digital Capabilities project lies within Information Services and we offer an array of services to students and staff to help you assess, plan and develop your digital capabilities.

As part of the Digital Capabilities project, Dr Sioned Llywelyn was appointed as the new Digital Capabilities Officer and she will be working alongside staff and students to help them develop their digital capabilities. To get in touch with Sioned, please email digi@aber.ac.uk.

Keep an eye out for our next blog post where we will be introducing Jisc’s Digital Capabilities Framework, which we closely follow as part of this project. Please remember you can also subscribe to our blog!