The Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition (RIDLs), which is coordinated by RIN, has formulated a draft set of criteria to help training practitioners in higher education describe and assess their training and development interventions and resources. These criteria relate to all interventions aimed at developing researchers’ information-handling knowledge, skills and competencies, whether in the form of face-to-face sessions/courses or digital/online resources.
From September 2012, the criteria are being tested in a number of environments, with RIDLs members using their networking capacity to promote selected piloting; On the basis of this trialling and of perceived need, it is anticipated that they will be refined and adapted further, ready for further dissemination and, we hope, more widespread usage, from the early part of 2013.
If you feel that you would like to try out the criteria within your own institutions, please do not hesitate to do so. For further information, including a copy of the document, please click here.