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... Using ICT to strengthen communities in Fife

Digital Fife Websites

Digital Fife promotes the use of digital technology through work with community groups and a network of volunteer Digital Champions. We offer websites to constituted community groups to promote their work, online learning and be part of a like minded community.

Throughout Fife there are over 300 community groups involved. Fife Council supports Digital Fife as part of its wider work to get more people online.

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Digital Fifes' Taining and Workshop Sessions

The backbone to our work is the local training and networking events we run across Fife. Community groups who have Digital Fife websites get support on developing their sites and are kept abreast on the evolving us eof social media.

You can see what Digital Fife training sessions and workshops are happening in your area by clicking below

Training & Networking Page.

Fife 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

Can you get high speed fibre broadband?

The Scottish Government and its partners are extending high speed fibre broadband to around 95% of Scotland by the end of March 2018.

You can find out if it's available in your area by clicking on the image.

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

 laura.pearson-bs@fife.gov.uk

Volunteer Cordinator Fife Council

To find your nearest training centre, please click the slide

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.

 

Free training videos

 

The SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) have developed a suite of free training videos to help people with some basic common online activities from carrying out a search to using social media, playing games, booking tickets, shopping and many more.

See the full range by clicking the SQA logo.

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.

Superfast Broadband in North East Fife

 

Funding has been secured for a pilot project to bring affordable Superfast Broadband to rural and remote areas of North East Fife. Community Initiatives North East Fife (CoINEF) is working with the East Neuk Forum, Community Broadband Scotland, Fife Voluntary Action, the Scottish Government and Fife Council to make Superfast Broadband available to residents and businesses in the area.

Click on image for more information

Digital Fife websites

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

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 Guide

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 Guides.

Throughout Fife there are over 300 community groups involved.

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'Advanced 365' highlights top technology trends in 2016 - What’s Hot in 2016 – technology trends’ published today by Advanced 365 (Advanced) in association with Global Futures & Foresight. [more]


Diversity Week Fife 2016 - Diversity Week Fife is all about working together with partners from the private, public and voluntary sectors to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of life in Fife [more]


Will the IoT (Internet of Things) make every household item hackable? - [more]


Guide to Shopping Online from Sainsbury's Bank - [more]


Scotland's Digital Participation Charter - The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) are inviting organisations across Scotland to join a national movement to promote digital participation and basic digital skills. [more]


RNIB Online Today - Technology today can make everyone's lives easier, but knowing where to start isn't always easy when you've got sensory loss. RNIB has received lottery funding to help people across the UK to realise the benefits of being online, to make them feel confident using technology and help them to stay safe online. [more]

Websites by area

Cowdenbeath
Dunfermline
East Fife
Glenrothes
Kirkcaldy

Levenmouth

South West Fife
Fife-Wide
 

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