Digital Champions training sessions
Our Digital Champions monthly training sessions last 1.5 hours and are held one to two times per month. They are currently on a summer break so watch this space for future dates and the booking form to join.
Connecting Care Homes Learning and Support Network Forum
At the ‘Introduction to support with your digital device’ sessions many care home staff who took part indicated their interest in the opportunity to be part of a wider network that offered the chance to learn from others, have focused topic discussions and the opportunity to ask questions.
In response to this, we have been running a series of Learning and Support Network sessions which contain a short presentation on a relevant topic followed by the opportunity to share experiences and useful tips.
The next Learning and Support Network session dates, starting September 2021, will be announced soon.
SSSC can support your learning and development. They work with employers to support workers to develop their knowledge and expertise. Whatever your role and level of experience, they have apps and resources to help you develop your knowledge and skills. These are completely free and you can work through them at your own pace.
In a digital world the expectations of social service employers, the workforce and people who use services are changing. It’s becoming more and more important that workers are suitably equipped by developing their digital capabilities.
SSSC have developed a free, online resource to help social service workers develop their digital capabilities to support learning and practice.
A blog by Stephanie Farley and part of a series written for the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) which is an online course designed to increase knowledge and confidence with digital tools, security, and literacy. Promoting digital wisdom and literacy skills to meet the rising need for 21st-century digital skills in the workforce and to put employees in charge of their own learning.
The Open University runs an excellent free course Introduction on cyber security to help you stay safe online, to understand online security and to start protecting your digital life. You will learn how to recognise the threats that could harm you online and the steps you can take to reduce the chances that this may happen to you.
Previous sessions training library
Introduction to Support with your device – Session 6
An introduction session to the many different resources and support available online to help you use your device and looking at the wider forms of support around connecting online. Approx 20minutes duration.
Connecting Care Homes Learning and Support Network Forums
Sessions 1 & 2 – March 2021: Presentation by Lisa Maynard from the Care Inspectorate on Wellbeing and Resilience
The main topic was on ‘Wellbeing and Resilience’. Lisa shared her thoughts and reflections with the group and provided an oversight of online material that is available to support those receiving care and those working in the care sector. Approx 23minutes duration.
Sessions 3 & 4 – April 2021: Presentation by Barrie Wilson, Learning and Development Advisor (Digital Learning) from the Scottish Social Services Council
The main topic covered ‘Personal Development of Digital Skills for Carers in a Care Home’ and ‘My Learning’, a new app that enables care workers to record your CPD activity on your mobile phone. The session also looked at ‘23 Things Digital’ and how this integrates with the open badge platform. Approx 7 minutes duration.
Sessions 5 & 6 – May 2021: Presentation by Anne Gallacher, Director, Luminate
Anne spoke about Luminate’s online opportunities for older people, focusing on creative activity films on their website and recent care home projects led by artists using Zoom. Also covered was what the Luminate team and collaborating care homes have learned, the challenges faced and successes achieved along the way. Approx 14 minute duration.
Sessions 7 & 8 – June 2021: Presentation by Martin Coutts, Apple Educator.
Martin presented on accessibility and personalisation of the iPad.