Our updated 23 Things Digital will help you learn, keep you up to date and feel confident using digital technology and they’re all free. You can work your way through all 23 Things Digital or choose the things you want to know more about.
You can learn how to:
- think creatively using technology to improve outcomes for people who use services
- manage your email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
- find out what the cloud is and what it can do for you
- use free resources to support your learning
- find the most reliable information and resources online
- understand digital legacy – what happens with the things you put online after you die
- set up and use your own blog
- secure passwords and protect your data.
You can also gain digital certificates of recognition of your learning and skills. You can gain up to 23 Open Badges for the Things you learn and you can share these digital records of achievement to help progress your career too.
Why is this important for you to learn digital technology?
Employers are asking workers to do more using digital technology. Around 75% of social service workers use tablets or smartphones to record or manage the delivery of care and 50% use them with the people they support. The speed of change means even those who previously felt confident with technology can feel left behind.
The digital world offers vast opportunities to support your learning and practice and to take advantage of these it’s important you have the confidence and skills. Gaining these skills will also help the people you support to explore and use digital resources safely.