Getting to grips with digital

For many people, measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak have meant a sudden change in working habits, including working from home and working remotely. And many learning opportunities – including UNISON’s own member and activist training programmes – have moved online for the time being. If you’re trying to get up to speed with IT, there are some resources that can help.

If you want to start with the very basics, Learn My Way talks you through everything, beginning with how to turn your computer on.

You can use the activities there just by clicking on the ones that look interesting, but, if you want to keep a record of your learning, you can also make yourself an account, entering code 8000647 in the box that says ‘Centre’.

Learn My Way

The Inclusive Technology guide compiled for us by Diversity’N’Ability suggests several apps and tools that can make technology a little easier to use, and explains how to get the most out of the inbuilt accessibility features that already exist in the programs and systems that you may well already be using.

Inclusive Technology guide

And Digital Unite’s technology guides are also really helpful.

Digital Unite guides

The WEA is running a series of free online computer skills courses.

WEA online courses

If you’re ready to go a bit further, why not take the Open University’s course and learn about Succeeding in a Digital World?

Find it here

And if you’re thinking of undertaking formal study online, you can find out about the skills you’ll need with Am I Ready to be a Distance Learner?

Find it here