We wanted to share the love with our Go Dig Network Partners, and as part of celebrating the National Year of Digital Inclusion we ran a second round of Pop Up Seed Funding. There were some fantastic ideas to support and grow the local communities’ digital skills and we’d like to thank everyone who participated in the competition.
The prize pool included 10 X $500 giveaways to the entries with the most creative take on digital learning.
Congratulations to the following Network Partners who were successful in this round of seed funding.
Lively (VIC) Lively will be hosting a series of 10 Pop Ups as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival in October 2016. Hosted together with StoryPod, these Pop Ups called ‘Tech, Tea and Tales’ will bring young and older people together to connect, share skills and experiences, and get a taste of Lively and StoryPod’s intergenerational programs. Older participants will be invited to bring along a device that they would like to learn how to use, and will receive up to one hour with a young participant during the event.
Future Knit (WA) This Pop Up, called The Mums & Bubs Hour of Code, will be a special opportunity for mums to try their hand at computer coding during the International Week of Computer Science, December 5-11, 2016. Mums who have never tried coding before will be able to boost their confidence by completing a simple challenge called “the Hour of Code”. It’s a super easy activity which is hosted online every year.
Moreton Bay Region Libraries (QLD) In this Pop Up, Moreton Bay Region Libraries will deliver hands-on sessions on coding and robotics to adults and seniors in the community. The 90 minute sessions will provide participants with a hands-on opportunity to discover the practical side of coding using Blue-Bots Bluetooth Floor Robots.
Computer Pals for Seniors Northern Beaches (NSW) This Pop Up will introduce the Internet of Things to participants of all ages. All participants will learn by hands on, one-on-one personal training under supervision with digital devices and will be encouraged to learn by having a go where possible.
City of Holdfast Bay Library Service (SA) The City of Holdfast Bay Library Services will be offering One on One Digital Literacy Tutoring programs to library customers. This program has been running successfully since August and more sessions will be delivered to help the local community gain more online confidence.
Devonport LINC (TAS) Running in November 2016, in Davenport LINC’s Pop Up session participants will be encouraged to use their smartphone or tablet to create a time lapse of their life. Participants will be shown several apps that will make this easy and ways to compile the video into something to share in social media sites.
Hewett Centre (SA) The Hewett Centres will be hosting two Pop Up workshops: "Tea and Technology" will target the retirees/Senior community to come along and have Q&A with computing instructors and an "Instagram Walk" for participants of any age to come together and capture the community through the Instagram app.
Fraser Coast Libraries (Qld) Fraser Coast Libraries is hosting g a Fun Palace Pop Up on the Oct 1 9am-12pm 12noon out of the Maryborough and Hervey Bay Library branches. Digital Champion Ann Moffatt will lead the session aimed to increase the skills of library staff and for the community to experiment with and learn to use new technology.
Greyscale Associates (NSW) In these Pop Up sessions Greyscale Associates will introduce older people to the features and purchase options of their Smartphone. Participants will be introduced to the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and encouraged to grow their online confidence through hands-on sessions.
City of Port Adelaide Enfield – Library Service (SA) Held in partnership with COTA SA, the library service will be hosting an interactive session run by trained peer facilitators and will provide information to older Australians (65+) and their carers about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. The aim is to raise awareness of digital services available to older Australians and to assist them to remain independent, maximise their quality of life, and stay in their own homes for a longer period of time.
Find out more about becoming a Network Partner and how your organisation can help the community to raise their digital potential.