Speaking to our Network Partners who are providing digital literacy training to the community, we've heard that this new area can be challenging. Not only is it a new program, for many staff the technology itself is new and keeping up with it can be a challenge. Because it's new, working in this space can also be isolating.
The Adelaide Go Digi Festival held in early October kicked off with one of our National Conversation events which focused on bringing together people working in digital literacy and digital inclusion to share ideas, learn together and walk away with practical outcomes.
For many of the attendees, the sold-out event was the first time they had been given the chance to spend a morning learning from others and meeting those who are working to provide digital literacy skills in the community.
With a focus on discussion and participation, the event had a number of speakers who sparked conversations around the tables and have people the chance to share their experiences as well.
Jessica Curtis from Adelaide City Library told how they are working with volunteers to develop programs and offer innovative spaces for digital training.
Claudine Spinner from City of Salisbury, Aron Hausler from Office for Digital Government, South Australia and Alison Hall from City of Campbelltown shared their experiences in building partnerships and training.
Nerida Dye from Campaspe Library shared inspirational stories of the impact that the Campaspe Library is having with community groups by taking digital literacy training.
The Digital Inclusion in Action – SA event was a great opportunity to bring our Network Partners in SA together with some travelling from regional areas to attend. We look forward to seeing how the new relationships and new ideas generated at the event will have an impact on digital literacy in the community. We would also like to thank Libraries SA for their support in running this event.
Go Digi Adelaide Pop Up Festival
The Go Digi Adelaide Pop Up Festival was supported by a number of Network Partners in SA who ran a fantastic variety of events to help people in their use of digital technology. If you would like to find a somewhere to get digital literacy training or volunteer as a Go Digi Mentor, you can visit the Go Digi Map and serach for a Network Partner near you.