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Digital inclusion webinar programme

At Digital Communities Wales we’ve been working hard to develop online digital inclusion training courses, including webinars and digital drop-in sessions that might be vital to you and your service users going forward.

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Please find below details of the online sessions we’ve got coming up, along with the links to register your place.

We’ve tried to make the sign up process as simple as possible but if you are having any problems registering, please contact DCWtraining@wales.coop

August

Podcasts – 4th August 2021 | 10am

In this webinar we will:

  • Discuss the purpose of creating your own podcast and ask what the benefits of starting and listening to podcasts are.
  • Remind you how simple it is to create your own podcast.
  • Explore the technology behind podcasts and show you what tools are available to help you.

Register here

Helping people to get online – 11th August 2021 | 10am

There are many people who own digital devices who would benefit from support or guidance to get online.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss the importance of getting to know individuals so that support can be tailored to their needs.
  • Explore ways to overcome barriers to getting online.
  • Focus on methods for supporting someone remotely, giving advice by phone as well as video calling.
  • Provide an overview of useful apps to communicate and signpost to resources for further learning.

Register here

Using Digital Storytelling for Online Content Creation  – 18th August 2021 | 10am

Digital Storytelling allows users to create short videos on their devices: This can be particularly useful if you want to create short case study videos or online content for use on social media platforms.

This webinar will:

  • Give an overview of why Digital Storytelling is useful and provide some key considerations to get you started.
  • Provide a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Adobe Spark Video on an Apple device and the Cyberlink PowerDirector App on an Android device.
  • Discuss potential applications of Digital Storytelling as a method for online content creation, its limitations, and potential uses.

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Different Web Browsers and How to Use Them – 25th August 2021 | 10am

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of different popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Edge & Safari.
  • Discuss how to explore the Internet safely and what to consider before downloading a file.
  • Discuss privacy and the function of cookies and browser history.
  • Demonstrate how to use Internet web browser tools, such as bookmarking, tabs and saving passwords.

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Critical Thinking & Resilience – 1st September 2021 | 10am

This webinar intends to provide skills in thought and critical analysis to help us make decisive choices when navigating the Internet.

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of different types of websites you may encounter using the Internet and what that could mean for the content you experience.
  • Discuss the role of social media and the positive and negative impact of these platforms for information sharing.
  • Discuss critical thinking skills and how to spot a fake news article.
  • How to spot a fake or untrustworthy email.

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Social Media & Community Engagement – 8th September 2021 | 10am

Social media is a powerful tool for keeping individuals connected and for organisations to advertise and engage with their audience.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss the benefits of social media for community engagement.
  • Give an overview of different social media platforms and their strengths for connecting with an audience.
  • Discuss privacy and online safety when using social media platforms.

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Online Safety – 15th September 2021 | 10am

This webinar will:

  • Discuss ways to stay safe online.
  • Raise awareness of online scams, including examples of real scams.
  • Discuss fake news and how to identify reliable information.

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Keeping Occupied – 22nd September 2021 | 10am

This webinar will:

  • Discuss the importance and benefits of keeping occupied.
  • Give an overview of digital options for keeping the people you support occupied including: Art & Creativity; Gaming; Identifying Nature; Mindfulness & Meditation; Music & Audio; Social Media; Quizzes & Puzzles; Reminiscence; and Video.

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Introduction to the Internet – 29th September 2021 | 10am

We aim to communicate what the Internet is and is not and where to get started when using the Internet.

This webinar will:

  • Introduce the Internet and how it works.
  • Discuss ways to keep safe when using the Internet.
  • Demonstrate Internet search engines and how to find information.

Register here