Digital Champion Training
Connecting Scotland training is provided by the Mhor Collective, our training delivery partners. We have a range of different training sessions to meet a variety of needs. Our training offer is open to any organisation working in Scotland, you don’t need to be delivering Connecting Scotland to access free training.
If you’re new to Connecting Scotland, or you’ve just starting your journey as a Digital Champion, you should join the Core Digital Champion Training. This is an introduction to Connecting Scotland and your role as a Digital Champion. We also have Chromebook and iPad Demo sessions to help Digital Champions become familiar with each device.
If you’ve already been on the Core Digital Champion Training we invite you to join one of our other sessions to help you boost your learning and skills development. Please check the training descriptions below so that you book onto the training that best meets your needs. You can join as many training sessions as you like.
Each training session in the booking form will indicate which platform it will be delivered on e.g. Zoom or Teams. You will receive the link to the training session at the end of the week before the session you’ve booked. This will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, we update training dates and availability every couple of weeks. We currently have plans to run these training sessions throughout 2021. We usually add dates 3 weeks in advance to help us manage and monitor the demand for each session.
Below is an infographic of the training pathway. You can download and share this image as a PDF:
Scroll past the image for information on each session and the link to make your booking.
Core Digital Champion Training
In this 2.5 hour session you will be introduced to Connecting Scotland and your role as a Digital Champion. This session will help you:
- Understand and explain the benefits of being online
- Understand how to engage a new learner who has limited or no digital skills/confidence
- Demonstrate how a Digital Champion can support a new learner remotely
- Create a structured approach for delivering digital skills support
Chromebook and iPad Demo
You can join a one hour session on how to get the most from Connecting Scotland devices. In these sessions our expert facilitators will demonstrate how to use each device and take questions from Digital Champions. This is ideal for Digital Champions who are unsure about how to these devices.
Chromebook sessions are facilitated by Michael Conlon from XMA
iPad sessions are facilitated by Martin Coutts, Apple Educator
Calling digital champions working in Employability and receiving devices through Phase 3 of Connecting Scotland! This (hopefully fun) two hour session, on Zoom and powered by Menti, will look at:
- The employability pipeline and what this means for digital inclusion
- Life skills and digital skills for the workplace
- Apps, websites and resources which can help people secure or maintain employment
Families, Children and Young People
This training sessions builds on what you’ve learnt in the Core Digital Champion training as is particularly relevant for anyone working with families with children, and young care leavers. In this session we will cover:
- A recap of digital inequality in Scotland
- The 5 Digital Rights and how they impact on young people
- Empowering young people, parents and carers in the digital space
- Supporting young people , parents and carers to feel safer in the digital space
- Resources to help you in your role as a Digital Champion
Essential Digital Skills: Foundation Skills and Communication Tools
Social media is a fantastic way of staying in touch with family and friends, as well as pursuing hobbies and interests with groups of like-minded folk. In this engaging workshop, we will look at some of the most popular social media apps – like Facebook and WhatsApp – and help you with the basics.
We’ll help you with passwords, privacy settings and finding friends, and talk about sharing photos and videos. We might also have a look at workplace communication tools, including email and collaboration tools.
Essential Digital Skills: Handling Information and Content
In this fun, interactive workshop, we’ll explore search engines and how we can best use them, your digital footprint and how to manage it, how we find information and how we handle misinformation and fake news.
We will look at popular news sites, and start considering how to tell if news articles are all they say they are, and try to understand how we can create internet ‘bubbles’.
Essential Digital Skills: Problem Solving and Staying Safe Online
The internet is an amazing resource for learning new things and for problem solving. In this interactive workshop, we’ll look at learning new skills online, using google and other search engines. We’ll also have a look at the incredible opportunities for online learning. We look at common problems people have and how the internet can help overcome them.
This is also the workshop where we’ll put safety front and centre, although it will be covered in all of the other workshops. We’ll have a look at different resources for keeping families safe online, and investigate suspicious ‘phishing’ emails and much more.
Essential Digital Skills: Transacting – Shopping, Public Services and Online Banking
In this workshop, we’ll look at the basics of buying and selling online, and help you feel confident in using online payment systems, including PayPal. We’ll look at review sites, and price comparison sites to help you get the best deals.
We will investigate online public services and online banking, sharing tips, tools and resources so you can feel more confident and better support your learners.