We are very pleased to announce that the free course Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility is now live and ready for learners to sign up!
The course has been designed with and for disabled learners, through Lead Scotland in partnership with The Open University in Scotland (OUiS), with funding from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) Digital Participation Fund, matched by The OUiS.
“I am delighted to have contributed towards the OU course content. I am now looking forward to doing the course!” – Alice, a disabled learner who was involved in the course content development.
Digital skills are now indispensable in a society that increasingly depends on computers. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started in this digital world.
It also explores accessible ways to use computers and the. People with different abilities and skills can explore and adapt the course content.
In this course you will learn to:
On 29th September at 11am, please join us for a demonstration of ‘Everyday computer skills: a beginner’s guide to computers, tablets, mobile phones and accessibility’. You’ll hear from the people involved in its creation about what the course has to offer, how to support people to use it and have a chance to ask any questions.
At Lead Scotland, we’ve learnt a lot about effective remote support during lockdown and we’re happy to also share our top tips on supporting learners with their digital skills through the phone, video chat, email, etc. when face-to-face is not possible.
For this course, you’ll need to sign up for a free Open University account. Not sure how to do this? Follow these steps below:
Remember to take a note of your password, for future use and to ‘sign in’ to your Open University account!