Getting to grips with digital

For many people, measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak meant a change in working habits, including working from home and working remotely. And many learning opportunities – including some parts of UNISON’s own member and activist training programmes – moved online. 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.

Learn My Way

The Inclusive Technology guide compiled for us by Diversity’N’Ability suggests several apps and tools that can make computers and smartphones 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

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

Additionally, many of our regional education and learning teams often organise courses and events to help members improve their digital skills.

Find your regional learning team