Over 50% of Europeans use the internet daily – but 30% have never used it at all! Moreover, disabled persons face particular difficulties in benefiting fully from new electronic content and services. As ever more daily tasks are carried out online, everyone needs enhanced digital skills to participate fully in society. The Digital Agenda tackles the digital divide.
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Session title: Digital Neighbours
(Your “Neighbour” could be a person you are supporting through volunteering in the local library, supporting community groups or your next door neighbour)
Length of session
2 hour session plus one follow up session of 2 hours
The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support others in your community with digital inclusion. The session will provide a hands on approach to supporting others in using ICT and having the confidence with digital technologies as a means of saving money and combat isolation.
By the end of the session participants will have the skills to:
- use basic trainer skills to support people in your community
- support your “neighbours” in the use of, for example Skype, price comparison websites, online shopping, etc.
- have a bank of resources to use when supporting others
- Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for those who are fairly experienced in using IT and wish to develop skills to support others in a practical way. It is aimed at those wishing to pursue voluntary work and community support.
Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?
IT experience is required.
Will I gain any qualifications?
Participation Certificate will be issued but no formal accreditation will be gained.
How will I learn?
All learners will have access to a computer for individual practice. There will be some small group work and one-to-one tuition as required. Worksheets and hand-outs will be used.
What could this session lead to?
It is hoped that you will agree a commitment to supporting your “neighbours” and will be offered the opportunity of a further session to build on what you have done following the first training session. You will also be given the opportunity to feedback and give anecdotal evidence on how you have worked with individuals or groups following the first session.
On successful completion of this session you could progress into voluntary work.
What materials or equipment will I need to provide?
Notepad, pen or pencil and a folder to keep your work in.