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Friday
Oct072016

Dundee Libraries up for Digital Award

Dundee Library & Information Services hope to pick up a prestigious award for work undertaken by their Opportunities project tackling social, digital and economic deprivation.

The project now receives referrals from a range of agencies including the third sector, welfare rights organisations and the Department of Work and Pensions for clients who lack digital confidence as a barrier to employment.

 Recent figures show increasing demand for digital literacy sessions delivered by staff and volunteers at Central Library. In April–June 2015, they delivered 1472 sessions rising in April-June this year to 2394 sessions, an increase of 62%.

Friday
Oct072016

DIGITALLY DIVIDED

JUST 16% OF ADULTS RECOGNISE 20 COMMON TECH TERMS - this is a survey from Sky Betting & Gaming looking into the UK’s tech capabilities has revealed that just 16% of adults can identify 20 common tech terms, with 7% not being able to identify a single one from a list that included terms like ‘blogging’, ‘spam’, ‘3G’, and ‘World Wide Web’.

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee recently published a report stating that the digital skills gap was costing the UK economy £63 billion a year in lost GDP. It also points out the 12.6 million adults in the UK who lack basic digital skills.

Tuesday
Oct042016

South Lanarkshire’s Education and Learning Digital Strategy

Download the South Lanarkshire's strategy document which looks at the future of transformative digital learning on education.

Tuesday
Oct042016

Midlothian launch their new digital learning strategy Sept 2016

Tuesday
Oct042016

Information Literacy: A Highway Code for the Internet

For anyone not familiar with the Tinder Foundation this website is a great resource for information literacy information. Read their latest post here