Please join us for a demonstration of our new free online course with the Open University in Scotland, 'Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility'. You'll hear from the people involved in its creation about what the course has to offer, how to support people to use it and have a chance to ask any questions.
'Everyday computer skills' is a course designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills needed to get started in our digital world, including using email, social media, Microsoft Word, being safe online, and doing shopping and banking. It also explores accessible ways to use computers and the internet. People with different abilities and skills can explore and adapt the course content.
The course has been designed with and for disabled learners, through Lead Scotland in partnership with The Open University in Scotland (OUiS), with funding from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Digital Participation Fund, matched by The OUiS.
We'll take you through the course structure and give examples of what lessons the course has to offer. Covid-19 restrictions have made it difficult to support learners who may have new digital devices that they don't know how to use or to support learners who want to improve their digital confidence because lockdown has forced them to rely more on the internet. We've learnt a lot ourselves during this time about remote support and we're delighted to share some top tips about remote support when face-to-face interaction is not possible.
For more information on the course and to sign up, follow this link: