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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@cwmpas.coop


March

Sensory Apps – 30th March | 10am 

This session will be delivered in English.

This webinar will provide an overview of online and digital tools to improve cognitive stimulation and tools to focus, sleep better and relax. The areas we will cover include: Visual apps, Apps for meditation, Apps for keeping occupied, and mood tracking apps.

Register here [opens in new window]


Sensory Apps – 30th March | 2pm 

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

This webinar will provide an overview of online and digital tools to improve cognitive stimulation and tools to focus, sleep better and relax. The areas we will cover include: Visual apps, Apps for meditation, Apps for keeping occupied, and mood tracking apps.

Register here [opens in new window]


April

Online Safety – 6th April |10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from South Wales Police Cyber Crime Unit, who will offer advice and expertise around the topics discussed.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

This session introduces you to the foundation online safety skills based upon the UK Government’s Essential Digital Skills.

It will cover:

  • Keeping safe on websites
  • Understanding suspicious emails
  • Password safety
  • Understanding online privacy
  • Virus awareness
  • Resources you can use to learn more about online safety.

Register here [opens in new window]


Online Safety – 6th April |13:30 – 14:30

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

This session introduces you to the foundation online safety skills based upon the UK Government’s Essential Digital Skills.

It will cover:

  • Keeping safe on websites
  • Understanding suspicious emails
  • Password safety
  • Understanding online privacy
  • Virus awareness
  • Resources you can use to learn more about online safety.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Health and Well-being – 13th April |10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

This session will look at various apps and digital tools to help maintain health and well-being. The session is based on the NHS 5 ways to well-being which we use as an inspiration for our topics to cover.

We provide an overview of options for:

  • Staying connected and ideas for online group activities.
  • Being active and keeping entertained.
  • Apps that motivate us to be active and consider our physical health and diet.
  • Apps that focus on our mental health and well-being.
  • Opportunities to learn new skills online.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Storytelling – 13th April |18:00 – 19:00

This session will be delivered in English.

Reminiscing is a powerful tool for memory and well-being. Digital Storytelling allows people to create and share short videos on their devices: from a trip down memory lane through to creating useful instructions for others to follow.

This session will:

  • Give an overview of why digital storytelling is useful and provide some key considerations to get you started.
  • Take you on a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Adobe Spark Video on an Apple device.
  • Take you on a step-by-step guide to Digital Storytelling using the Cyberlink PowerDirector App on an Android device.

Register here [opens in new window]


Learning Welsh with digital tools – 20th April |13:30 – 14:30

This session will be delivered in English.

This session is delivered in English only. It is designed to provide entry level resources for Welsh language learners.

In this session we will:

  • Discuss the history of the Welsh language and how it has overcome cultural changes.
  • Show you a variety of resources that are available to help you develop your Welsh language skills, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner.
  • Demonstrate ways of immersing yourself in Welsh when using the internet.

Register here [opens in new window]


Welsh on the Web – 20th April |18:00-19:00

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

This session is delivered in Welsh only. It is designed to provide immersive Welsh language resources for Welsh language speakers.

In this session we will:

  • Discuss the history of the Welsh language and how it has overcome cultural changes.
  • Give you reasons for using the internet in the Welsh language.
  • Show you the resources available to you for entertainment, information and language support.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Tools to Support Older People using Care Services – 27th April | 10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from the UK Charity, Alive. Alive is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people and their carers. For more information visit: https://aliveactivities.org/

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


May

Digital Accessibility – 4th May | 10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from Microsoft. Microsoft is a leading digital technology company that many organisations utilise daily.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Accessibility – 11th May | 10am – 11am

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

Within this session we:

  • Discuss built-in accessibility options available on a range of digital devices.
  • Give an overview of apps for visual and auditory support.
  • Give an overview of apps to support communication.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Health and Well-being – 11th May | 18:00 – 19:30

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from Time to Change Wales, a national campaign that aims to end stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. For more information, visit: https://www.timetochangewales.org.uk/en/

This session will look at various apps and digital tools to help maintain health and well-being. The session is based on the NHS 5 ways to well-being which we use as an inspiration for our topics to cover.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


Collecting Digital History – 18th May | 10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW and Tour Guide, Deian ap Rhisiart from Tywysydd | Tour Guide Cymru. Deian is both a DCW Adviser and a professional Tour Guide in Wales. With a Masters degree in Welsh history, Deian is going to support our session with his knowledge and expertise. For more information, visit: http://www.tourguide-wales.cymru/

Interested in finding out more about the history of your local area? Or maybe you want to learn more about Wales’ historic figures?

In this session we:

  • Discuss why it is important to learn about our history and document it.
  • Overview local and national resources for historical records.
  • Signpost you to information and search tools for identifying Welsh history through podcasts, social media and Google.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Tools for Translation – 25th May | 10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from Microsoft. Microsoft is a leading digital technology company that many organisations utilise daily.

Communicating with a diverse range of people can sometimes be challenging when a common language is not spoken. The use of an interpreter to support a conversation is not always available. Digital translation tools offer an alternative method to converse with an individual and wider audiences.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


Collecting Digital History – 25th May | 13:30 – 15:00

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW and Tour Guide, Deian ap Rhisiart from Tywysydd | Tour Guide Cymru. Deian is both a DCW Adviser and a professional Tour Guide in Wales. With a Masters degree in Welsh history, Deian is going to support our session with his knowledge and expertise. For more information, visit: http://www.tourguide-wales.cymru/

Interested in finding out more about the history of your local area? Or maybe you want to learn more about Wales’ historic figures?

In this session we:

  • Discuss why it is important to learn about our history and document it.
  • Overview local and national resources for historical records.
  • Signpost you to information and search tools for identifying Welsh history through podcasts, social media and Google.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


June

Inspiring Digital Activities – 8th June | 10am – 11am

This session will be delivered in English.

This session is aimed at those working in the Health and Social Care sector and will introduce you to resources you can use to engage people with digital technology. The session will provide you with inspiration and ideas of how to run digital activities to enhance the health and well-being of the people you care for. Topics that will be covered will include, reminiscence, using YouTube, music, reading online, music, games/puzzles, creative apps, Google Maps/Google Earth looking at where you were born or grew up and much more.

Register here [opens in new window]


Using the Internet to Learn New Skills – 13th June | 11am – 12:00

This session will be delivered in English.

The Internet provides us with an opportunity to explore our interests and learn new skills. During this session we will explore online learning tools to learn new skills.

In this session, we will:

  • Demonstrate how to use Google to solve problems.
  • Explore different online learning tools to learn new skills and access courses.
  • Discuss ways we can develop our hobbies or Interests using the Internet.

Register here [opens in new window]


Using the Internet to Learn New Skills – 13th June | 13:30 – 14:30

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

The Internet provides us with an opportunity to explore our interests and learn new skills. During this session we will explore online learning tools to learn new skills.

In this session, we will:

  • Demonstrate how to use Google to solve problems.
  • Explore different online learning tools to learn new skills and access courses.
  • Discuss ways we can develop our hobbies or Interests using the Internet.

Register here [opens in new window]


Helping People to Get Online – 13th June | 18:00 – 19:30

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from Good Things Foundation. Good Things Foundation is a social change charity, helping people to improve their lives through digital. For more information visit: https://www.goodthingsfoundation.org/

This session challenges you to consider how you will embed the digital inclusion agenda within your community or organisation to help people get online.

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Companions – Helping People to Get Online – Date to be confirmed

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

There are many people who own digital devices who would benefit from support or guidance to get online. A Digital Companion is a trusted face they can turn to, which can make all the difference to a person’s digital confidence.

This session will:

  • Discuss the importance of getting to know someone so that support can be tailored to their needs.
  • Explore ways to overcome barriers to getting online.
  • If necessary, focus on methods for supporting someone remotely, giving advice by phone as well as video calling.
  • Provide an overview of useful digital tools to inspire and engage people and signpost to resources for further learning.

For more information email dcwtraining@cwmpas.coop


Combatting Loneliness and Digital exclusion  – 22nd June | 10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from the Older People’s Commissioner’s Office. The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales protects and promotes the rights of older people throughout Wales, scrutinising and influencing a wide range of policy and practice to improve their lives. For more information, visit: https://www.olderpeoplewales.com/en/home.aspx

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


Digital Accessibility  – 29th June | 10am – 11:30am

This session will be delivered in English.

This is a joint webinar hosted by DCW with a guest speaker from Deafblind UK. Deafblind UK is a charity that supports individuals with sight and hearing loss. For more information, visit: https://deafblind.org.uk/

This webinar will provide time for questions and answers at the end.

Register here [opens in new window]


Introduction to Podcasts  – 29th June | 13:30 – 14:30

This session will be delivered in Welsh.

In this session 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 [opens in new window]