Archive for the ‘Digital Participation’ Category

Workshop on helping schools gain access to online resources

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

JISC Collections for Schools: helping schools gain affordable access to high quality and trusted online resources… Wednesday 8 December 2010, 10:00 – 15:30 A JCS workshop hosted by Ecclesfield School, Sheffield in association with Sheffield Schools Library Service Attendance is free – but places are limited! At a time of significant budgetary challenges, how can [...]

Making IT Personal – More and more DOTs

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The influx of new volunteer DOTs (Digital Outreach Trainers) continues apace. There is still huge potential for this scheme to provide a flexible framework for NEETs to get involved in voluntary work and thereby build work skills that could make them more employable. Voluntary organisations are certainly very interested, particularly those dealing with younger people, [...]

Digital Inclusion project in S Yorks

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Making IT Personal: Joining the DOTs (MITP: JtD) is an EU-funded project aiming to help improve the skills, and the lives, of South Yorkshire citizens through building a network of voluntary Digital Outreach Trainers (DOTs) in the community and in the workplace. This is a model which we hope will be copied outside South Yorkshire [...]

The rise of social media surgeries in Yorkshire and the Humber

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Working with a large number of partners, Digital 20/20 has now been able to stimulate nine regular Social Media Surgeries in Yorkshire & the Humber, and there are more in the planning stage. Current surgeries take place in: Bradford Doncaster Huddersfield Leeds North East Lincolnshire (Grimsby) North West Sheffield (High Green) Rotherham Sheffield Central York [...]

Social Media in Education – a report from “LearnPod 10″

Monday, July 26th, 2010

June 30th and July 1st saw a first for the Yorkshire & Humber region, when renowned social media expert Chris Brogan flew from Boston, Massachusetts, to Doncaster, South Yorkshire, to be part of the region’s first “Podcamp” exploring the use of social media in education and training. Chris is a self-effacing man, and just as [...]