WHAT IS A DIGITAL CHAMPION?

Digital Champions have many qualities in varying amounts and in various combinations, but they all have some basic qualities.  They are all knowledgable on a general or specific range of technologies and software, adaptable, confident, reliable, friendly and most of all patient.

They are not trained teachers but are comfotable with technology and do love to pass skills and knowledge on to those without it.  Everything is possible from teaching a learner to use a mouse or a touch screen effectively to coaching at a 'code club'.

You would only be limited by the amount of time that you can give and the knowledge or skills that you can pass on.

BECOME A DIGITAL CHAMPION VOLUNTEER

DIGITAL CHAMPION VOLUNTEERS

Transform your community's digital skills with Digital Champion Volunteers

Digital transformation is picking up speed as broad-band and mobile data infrastructure becomes better and more widely available.  Both the private and public sectors strive to move more services online, or at least provide an online element, and for very good reasons:

  • Saving customer time

  • Improving customer experience

  • Improving service effectiveness

  • Improving service efficiency

  • Reducing service and product costs/prices

BUT WAIT there is a serious drawback!

  • 11.3 million people (21%) lack the full basic digital skills

  • 4.3 million (8%) have no basic digital skills at all

  • 5.4 million working adults (10%) are without basic digital skills

  • People with a registered disability are 4 times as likely to be offline

  • 28% of those aged 60+ are offline

(https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/essential-digital-skills-framework/essential-digital-skills-framework)

THE ANSWER lies with networks of community based, skilled, friendly and patient Digital Champions advising, coaching, teaching and helping residents with technology and online activities.  Most of the Digital Champions currently working within communities are volunteers, giving up their time to help raise digital skill levels within the population, opening and de-mystifying the wider and fabulous Digi-verse.

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