As part of national Volunteers’ Week, a group of inspiring Digital Champions have been commended at an Awards ceremony in London (Tuesday 4th June) for giving their time and commitment to helping people get online.
To celebrate Learning at Work Week (13-19 May) and its theme of ‘shaping the future’ our new infographic highlights how Digital Champions can support and cascade learning in the workplace to realise service transformation of the future.
In spring 2015, we came together with Age UK, Clarion Futures, Citizens Online and Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), to consider how together, we could deliver better and sustainable digital skills to more people.
Delivering Digital Champion success
Running a Digital Champion project can be an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved but as a project manager or co-ordinator, getting things started can feel a little daunting at first.
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.