Digital Literacy Development in Community Learning

Lynne Taylerson was the mentor for the projects in cluster 1.

Haringey Adult Learning Service explored the real impact misinformation is having on women who are disproportionately affected in COVID-19 times. A co-design element was at the heart of the project. Learners created video diaries and community messages explaining how the raised awareness of misinformation types and identifying signs of misinformation has positively impacted on their wellbeing.

Coventry Adult Education Service took a diverse approach to Coventry Council colleagues’ digital skills development. Individual tutors experimented with use of Google Jamboard, Forms and Sheets and the setting up and managing of Zoom webinars. The council staff learners used the resources and commented via video feedback that they had expanded their skills and gathered some very useful evidence for their Essential Digital Skills (EDS) portfolios.

Westminster Adult Education Service developed a session strategy and supporting resources for tutors working with learners who are accessing a Microsoft Teams webinar for the first time. The session and resources helped learners use cameras, microphones, chat features and emojis and have been trialled successfully with positive feedback from learners both over the phone and in learning resource centres.

Watch the group presentations (renamed cluster 16) at the final dissemination event by clicking play to the right. and read the individual reports below.