DVLA recently held a ‘Let’s get digital’ event in partnership with Swansea City Council’s Lifelong Learning Team which saw over 50 people attend.
The aim of the event was to help people who have never used a computer go online. It showed attendees that going online opens up many ways to keep in touch with family or friends, save money or even find out about healthy eating and staying fit!
Students from a local school helped out, giving many attendees 1 to 1 tuition for much of the sessions. This event saw an increase in interest in how to use tablets and also showed how cross generation knowledge sharing works well, something schools could take forward within communities.
With a world of information and places to explore they have experienced how easy it can be to make the most of the many exciting things that going digital has to offer, from finding your family history, emailing relatives and friends to taxing your car
Feedback from attendees showed high appreciation and demand for such events with delegates saying:
‘tuition was excellent’ – AW
‘geared to helping with individual problems’ –VP
‘has given me more confidence’ - AJ
‘great tutor, able to do what I wanted to’ – AM
‘advice of tutors and their patience in explaining the seemingly obvious’ – EJ
‘excellent 2 hours’ – RH
‘gave me incentive’ - BA
We have held a number of these events now, which give people the confidence to try new things online knowing that there are people on hand to help if needed.