Online Centres Network
New Slack workspace for community partners
We’ve recently shared in our network newsletters that we’ve created a Good Things Foundation Community Partners Slack workspace for our community partners, to help you share useful information with each other. Whilst we will continue to share our updates here and across our social media channels, Slack offers an additional benefit of the opportunity to chat to one another.
As a messaging platform designed to make communication easier within organisations, teams and projects, it has lots of features such as direct messaging, private groups and themed channels you can join. You can also upload and share content, as well as react to posts with emojis and comments. You can access Slack through a browser on a computer or laptop, or through a free app on any mobile device.
The platform will be overseen by staff in the Good Things Foundation network team but it is essentially a partner led platform, so you can post and discuss relevant information that might be useful to others.
We would like the group to be a positive place to help you get the most out of the group. We've created some guidance around where to post your discussions/ queries and what types of content we would like to avoid posting in the group.
We know lots of you are doing amazing work already, helping and supporting each other, and Slack could be another fantastic way to help you collaborate.
If you would like to join the Slack workspace, please contact us at email@example.com and we will share the details with you of how to join.
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Funding open for devices and data for people with learning disabilities11/02/2021 12:15:00
Applications are now open for Digital Lifeline funding, for one week.
New accreditation for digital skills qualifications - could you deliver?29/09/2020 17:17:17
As Ofqual approves accreditation for new Essential Digital Skills Qualifications, we’re asking the Online Centres Network about delivering accredited courses in their communities and what it could mean for their organisation – and their learners.
Technical, Social Media and Virtual Volunteers scheme to be relaunched!18/09/2020 13:15:00
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Census Support Service08/09/2020 13:15:00
We’ve got an exciting opportunity for partners to apply for funding to support the delivery of the 2021 Census.
Future Digital Inclusion funding reopens for application20/08/2020 13:15:00
Online Centres Network are pleased to announce that we have reopened applications for Future Digital Inclusion funding, for our community partners to deliver the project up until the end of March 2021.
City and Guilds Online Basics assessment is retiring19/08/2020 16:25:00
For the past few years, we’ve been working with City and Guilds to provide an accredited Online Basics assessment. Unfortunately Flash Player, the software that makes the assessment possible is being withdrawn by its maker Adobe at the end of this year.