• Online Identity Assurance – What have we been doing? Come see for yourself

    1st February 2018 by

    It’s been a busy start to 2018 for the online identity assurance team. Thank you for all your initial feedback on our first blog. We value the input of everyone with an interest in this work. So what’s been happening? As mentioned in our project plan, we are now well into the first phase of...

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  • Digital Participation Ministerial Action Group – Reflections on digital inclusion.

    17th October 2017 by

    This is a guest post from Douglas White, Head of Advocacy at Carnegie UK Trust. Carnegie UK Trust seek to improve the lives and wellbeing of people throughout the UK particularly those who are disadvantaged. The latest data shows that around a quarter of people in Scotland don’t have access to the internet at home, while...

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  • Scotland’s Digital Strategy and the third sector

    2nd June 2017 by

    This is a guest post from David McNeill, Digital Director at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, on what the refreshed digital strategy means for the third sector. The first in a series of posts from Chief Digital Officers in different sectors. Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out the Scottish Government’s vision...

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  • Digital First Service Standard – Call for Assessors

    18th November 2016 by

    Over the last couple of months the Scottish Government’s Digital First Team have been developing and refining the assessment process for the Digital First Service Standard. The standard is a set of 22 criteria which all future central government digital public services and internal Scottish Government corporate systems will have to meet in order to go...

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  • The Digital Participation Challenge Fund 1 ½ years on

    14th March 2016 by

    It’s been 18 months since the launch of the first round of the Challenge Fund back in 2014. Since then 84 projects doing fantastic digital inclusion work in Scotland have been supported by funds from the Scottish Government, with some additional support from BT Scotland. As well as helping people to get online, these funds...

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  • One Digital – creating digital champions across the Third Sector

    18th February 2016 by

    This is a guest post by Beth Murphy, One Digital Project Manager, SCVO On Thursday 11th February we launched One Digital – a new project funded by The Big Lottery Fund and led by SCVO to support people from across society who struggle with Basic Digital Skills. We know that 72% people who lack basic...

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  • Social Housing – “Connecting the Unconnected”

    12th February 2016 by

    Getting online has never been more important.  Being able to access the internet can open up a whole world of opportunities.  Many of us take it for granted that we can click on the web and shop cheaply, check out the latest job sites, discover key information for our studies or work, book a cut-price...

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  • Open Badges at CoderDojo Scotland

    17th November 2014 by

    Activities at CoderDjo Scotland

    A guest blog from Craig Steele, Project Manager at CoderDojo Scotland CoderDojo is a global movement that aims to get more young people involved with computer programming and technology. We run computer coding clubs for young people where they can learn to build their own apps, websites, games, and more. Our workshops are run by volunteers...

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