Outwood Computer Club

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Wednesday Evenings, in Outwood Memorial Hall
Victoria Street, Outwood, Wakefield WF1 2NE

We suggest that you use the Learn My Way, (new window), modules for initial computer exercises
[or as refresher courses]        'Tutor Info' , (new window).

'Learn My Way' modules replace previous 'My Guide' and 'GoON' modules...
New for 2014 are 'using touch screen devices',  'creating documents' and more .......

New Information - aimed at Senior Starters - but useful to All  (via James Smith)

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There is now a great new Online basics module available on Go ON - Using online public services. This module is fundable as part of the Online basics grants and you can try it out here.

Outwood Computer Club registered as a Partner UK online centre .......
Centre ID Number 3453469

UK online centres - Partner news

10 January 2012


Helen Milner

If you follow my blog, or follow UK online centres on Twitter, you might have seen that last week I blogged about how we as an organisation have become ‘digital by default’, or moved as many of our services and processes online as possible.

As a centre you’ll have already seen the benefits of this - you can now apply for funding and make claims online, as well as getting up to date management information so you can get a clear picture of exactly what’s happening at your centre.More and more organisations are becoming digital by default, to help them reduce the costs of delivering services, and that can mean people who are offline can miss out.

Our New Year campaign, which kicks off in just two weeks, is a great way of showing people who are offline just how they can make life a lot easier by taking advantage of online public services. If you’ve not yet signed up , why not do so as soon as possible? Packs are already winging their way to centres, and it will be a great way to kick off 2012 in your centre. You can read more below.

Best wishes

Helen Milner
Managing Director
UK online centres

Funding News

From April 2012, our funding model will be changing and we will no longer be awarding Online basics grant funding. This is due to a significant reduction in UK online centres’ central funding for 2012/13.

The Online basics grants have been a great success. However, due to reduced funding, we must ensure that the grants we have go to the hardest to reach groups and communities. Therefore, two new funding opportunities will be available from April 2012:

Specialist Networks - We are developing two Specialist Networks, within which we will fund a small number of Funded Specialist Centres. The key groups we will be focusing on are the unemployed (including NEETs) and disabled people (including those with learning difficulties and health problems).

Community Hubs - We will fund a small number of Community Hubs who will undertake local community development using digital technology, to develop the skills, knowledge and capacity of local people and organisations. This will replace the current CCB programme.

You will still be able to claim funding for Online basics completions achieved until the end of March. Please make your claims promptly, and remember to make your final Online basics claim by 6 April 2012. After this date we will not be paying for any Online basics activity, including outstanding claims, regardless of the 90-day claim period.

To ensure Online basics funding lasts until March, we have imposed an upper limit of 100 on the number of completions centres can claim for each month. Completions over this maximum will not be funded.

For more information visit the UK online centres website

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New Year! new online you!

With less than two weeks left until our New Year, new online you! campaign kicks off we’re all really excited about the planned events you’ve been telling us about. If you haven’t signed up yet it’s not too late to take part.

Packs are being sent out this week and they contain lots of great resources to help you promote your activity out and about in your local community. Do take a look at our website for more information on what’s happening and how you can register for a marketing pack. We’ve also put a handy toolkit together to get you started providing top tips you can use with your learners when running campaign activity, as well as downloadable marketing materials.

Take a look at the toolkit here.

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We’re really excited that more and more of you are getting involved with social media and are sharing tips, news, links and photos on Facebook and Twitter.

To make sure we’re following you all and not missing anyone’s tweets, we want to create a list of UK online centres on Twitter. So if you’ve got a Twitter account at your centre, or have someone who tweets on behalf of your centre, tweet us a quick message to @UKonlinecentres telling us your centre name and using the hashtag #WeAreUKOLC.

And for those of you that really know your way around Twitter, we’ll be sharing the list of UK online centres using the site, to help you find each other, and share exciting news and best practice.

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If you’re in need of more volunteer support for your centre it might be worth taking a look at this website. By registering your details and the type of volunteers you need with Do-it you will become part of a national database which means that if someone in your area is looking for volunteering opportunities, your centre will be suggested as a possible opportunity. Alternatively if any of your learners are looking to volunteer they can use Do-it to find out what’s going on in their area.


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