The great thing about Digital Champions is that they often have a fantastic wealth of knowledge and experience that they can share with others within their communities.
Bruno Brunskill joined Digital Unite's Digital Champions Network a few months ago as part of the Lottery funded One Digital Programme. He has been teaching people how to use their computers for about seven years around the villages of Aston Tirrold and Aston Upthorpe (aka 'The Astons’) in South Oxfordshire,.
Digital Unite was named a winner at the prestigious 2019 Learning Awards, successfully receiving the Bronze Award in the hotly contested Innovation in Learning category.
In this piece for Digital Leaders, our Chief Executive, Emma Weston OBE, talks about how learning is the real enabler for digital transformation.
‘Want digital transformation? Encourage continuous learning for all employees.’
Wise words from Daniel Newman, (Principal Analyst Futurum and CEO Broadsuite Media). He continues:
By Caroline Jones, Digital Unite Forum Moderator
With over 1,000 views every month, the Digital Champions Network Forum has become a valuable resource for our Champions across the UK.
CHP is a charitable housing association based in Chelmsford in Essex.
They were keen to support their customers, to be confident with using online services. In spring 2018 they joined Digital Unite’s Digital Champions Network as part of the Lottery funded One Digital programme.
Digital skills provider, Digital Unite, has been successfully awarded a new three-year contract by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group. The contract extension means that Digital Unite will continue to provide the Digital Champion service to Clarion Housing residents.
There is such a wide range of people who volunteer their time as Digital Champions, but something they almost always have in common is their enthusiasm for helping others. The biggest reasons people sign up to become Digital Champions is 'getting satisfaction from helping others'.