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Welcome to Digital Fife

... Using ICT to strengthen communities in Fife

Digital Fife

Around 280 community groups are currently part of the online community. A key strength of Digital Fife are the Digital Champions, who are recruited from these groups and then cascade their learning to other groups and requiring websites.

 

Fifie Digital Directory

This booklet explains where you can get free access to computers and the internet in Fife, and where you can learn more about how to use them.

 

Get you Directory by clicking here

Lets Get On Campaign

 A nationwide road show is set to help people across Scotland get online. The Scottish Government’s Let’s Get On team will visit 75 towns and cities from 6 April until 8 May offering free, informal, drop-in sessions on how to get online and the benefits the internet can bring. The road show will be visiting venues in Dunfermline (22nd April), Levenmouth (23rd April) and Kirkclady (24 & 25th April).

For details of the Fife venues press the Lets Get On button to the left

 

Interactive superfast broadband map

The map (courtesy of @digitalscots) shows delivery timescales of Superfast Broadband for you exchange area and whether fibre is available on your line.

*Click photograph to take you to the map.

Volunteering

If you’re thinking of volunteering as a way of getting back into work, this could be for you! You’d be helping learners in your own community to build on their IT skills to use a computer confidently for such tasks as writing CV’s, performing an online job search and the Universal Job Match.

For more information contact lubaba.qasim@fife.gov.uk

To find your nearest training centre, please click the slide

Digital Fife leading the way

Digital Fife is used as a case study in The Carnegie UK Trust’s "Making Digital Real" report.

Digital Fife, a project supported by Fife Council Community Learning and Development, is highlighted as a great example of an organisation working to ensure the local community has the means and ability to access the internet.  See our news section for more information and click the logo for link to Carnegie Trust.

A new approach to digital skills

Citizens Online has called for a radical change to the way the 6.8m offline adults in the UK are given skills training and support. In a recent paper they say that current initiatives are unlikely to reduce the Digital Divide and that a new “Systemic” approach is needed.

Click on photograph to access report.

Digital Champions

Those learning about computers and the internet share their new-found knowledge and skills with others in the community - we learn from each other.

In this way communities use their people and skills to tackle digital exclusion.

 

Group and individual training

The backbone to our work is the local training and networking events we run across Fife.

Community groups who have websites can get one to one support on developing their sites and making sure they are reaching their members. There are new training events listed on the Training & Networking Page.

Digital Fife user group

This is the Digital Fife User Group, who take responsibility for the development and direction of the Digital Fife work.

 

Getting online

The latest Fife Household Survey showed 29% of Fife residents are not online and using the Internet.

Digital Fife volunteer digital champions want to support people to get online.

Superfast broadband

Superfast broadband is coming to Fife!

The following exchanges are currently scheduled for upgrade: Anstruther, Ladybank, Burntisland, Kennoway, Ballingry, Cowdenbeath, Newport/Wormit and Kelty.

Group training sessions

You can see what Digital Fife training sessions are happening in your area by clicking the picture to link to the Training and Networking events.

How did you get online?

We are trying to find out the different ways people in Fife use the Internet.

We want to know how you first got online so we can plan new courses and events to reach those who are just setting out. We only need 10 minutes of your time - please help by clicking the picture!

Online shopping module

Using the internet to buy items or services can save a lot of time and effort.

There are though some risks when online shopping including fraud if you’ve made payments over unsecured web pages, bogus online shops or buying fake good. It's important to know who you are buying from, how much you are paying and that your purchase is secure and safe.

Digital Fife websites

Browse the websites created by community groups and learn to make your own site

Online guides

Try out our free online guides on running a community group and using the Internet

Computing courses in Fife

IT courses are offered across Fife at a variety of levels – find one near you

Join us

  Join us and become a volunteer digital champion

Digital Unite 'How To' guides

    Try Digital Unite's free guides to using computers and the internet.

Superfast Broadband

Super Fast broadband is coming to Fife: Digital Fife brings you the latest news

Training and network events

Members can sign up for training on a variety of topics in their local area

Digital participation

Supporting people to get online. Find out what we are doing

Apply for a website

 

Become a member of Digital Fife

KTown FM

Click for KTown FM - the community radio station hosted by Digital Fife.

Digital Fife promotes the use of digital technology through work with community groups and a network of volunteer Digital Champions.

Throughout Fife there are over 300 community groups involved.

How digital is the EU in 2015? (Infographic) - [more]


New Digital Fife Training Sessions in Glenrothes and Dunfermline - [more]


Digital Fife Leading the Way in Bridging the Digital Skills Gap - Digital Fife has recently been used as case study in The Carnegie UK Trust’s Making Digital Real report [more]


Top Four Digital Fife sites with most page requests - [more]


Digital Skills Volunteers - [more]


The Pitfalls of Failing to Update Computer Systems - Using a browser or operating system that hasn’t been updated to the newest edition can leave computers and mobile devices open to a vast range of online threats [more]


'Digital Inside Out' Report published by Fujitsu - [more]

Websites by Area

Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline
East Fife
Glenrothes
Kirkcaldy
Levenmouth
South West Fife
Fife-Wide
 
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