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UK Digital Strategy 2017. UK Government Digital Service blog. UK Government Assisted digital blog. UK Government Digital Engagement blog. DCMS Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework. The Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework is a single, flexible template for benchmarking and tracking digital inclusion in the UK, and evaluating digital inclusion activities locally.

DCMS Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework

It aims to evidence the wider economic, health and social benefits of digital inclusion. It was developed by the Government Digital Service (GDS) Digital Inclusion Research Working Group, which brings together representatives from academia, government, private sector organisations and charities. Evaluation toolkit An evaluation toolkit has been designed to help you to use the Digital Inclusion Outcomes Framework in your project evaluations. The toolkit includes a guide, accompanied by a set of resources that are designed to save you time and effort.

H of Commons report on Responsible Use of Data. H of Lords report on digital skills. Recommendations The report, entitled "Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future", urges the incoming Government to seize the opportunity to secure the UK’s place as a global digital leader by, among other things: making digital literacy a core subject at school, alongside English and Maths; viewing the internet as important as a utility, accessible to all; andputting a single ‘Digital Agenda’ at the heart of Government.

H of Lords report on digital skills

The report also noted that there are certain sectors of society, and UK regions, falling behind at great cost to the economy; and that industry has a vital role to play in developing the right skills in the workplace, in further and higher education, and in schools. The report also found that there is a distinct lack of Government coordination on digital initiatives – the current digital 'activity' within Government includes four Government Ministers, a Taskforce, a Committee, and a Unit. Committee Chairman Call for action The economy -millions of jobs are at risk of automation. Review of Publicly Funded Digital Skills Qualifications.

Introducing the new digital inclusion team. We’re setting up a new team to work in government and beyond to increase the digital skills of the UK.

Introducing the new digital inclusion team

Today the Department for Business Innovation and Skills released the Information Economy Industrial Strategy (IEIS) to boost growth opportunities for digital industries. It includes something I’ve been working on with departments for a few months – setting up a new cross-government team that will be based in GDS to co-ordinate work on digital skills for citizens and businesses. The work of the team will be developed collaboratively with colleagues across government, but I’m writing this post to tell you more about why we’re putting it together and what it will do. Why are we doing this? The Government Digital Strategy sets out how central government is going to transform its services to become digital by default. Government already makes a substantial contribution to this, not least – as the IEIS sets out – working with Martha Lane Fox’s Go ON UK and funding UK Online Centres. UK Govt's Digital Inclusion Strategy.

Last December, we published action 15 of the Government Digital Strategy to show the government’s commitment to digital inclusion.

UK Govt's Digital Inclusion Strategy

Today, as the Director responsible for this area of work, I wanted to mark the launch of the Digital Inclusion Strategy as part of that commitment to reduce the number of people and organisations offline. We’ve also brought together 40 organisations from public, private and voluntary sectors to sign up to a new UK Digital Inclusion Charter.

Partners like AgeUK, Asda, EE and the Society of Chief Librarians will work together in new ways to tackle digital exclusion by creating actions that can be scaled up nationally. This is a really exciting time for us because it’s the first time the government will be bringing together such a wide number of partners to tackle digital exclusion. We want to scale up good ideas, stop duplication and make it easier for people to work together. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Doteveryone. Tech Partnership. Go ON UK. Basic Digital Skills Definition. In the UK, 1 in 5 adults lack the following Basic Digital Skills.

Basic Digital Skills Definition

Want to know why? Take a look at what the common barriers to digital exclusion are. The Basic Digital Skills definition has been adopted to focus partner support and celebrate success. We have consulted widely with a range of stakeholders including academics at the London School of Economics (LSE), our Go ON UK board partners, Citizens Online, the London Business School and Tinder Foundation in the development of the Basic Digital Skills definition. These ‘Basic Digital Skills’ are used as a basic standard of literacy for all Go ON UK partners. To learn more about why, read our rationale behind the change. UK Digital Skills Taskforce. Jisc Developing Digital Literacies programme.

'By digital literacy we mean those capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society.

Jisc Developing Digital Literacies programme

For example, the use of digital tools to undertake academic research, writing and critical thinking; digital professionalism; the use of specialist digital tools and data sets; communicating ideas effectively in a range of media; producing, sharing and critically evaluating information; collaborating in virtual networks; using digital technologies to support reflection and PDP; managing digital reputation and showcasing achievements.' Developing Digital Literacies was a two-year Jisc-funded programme (2011-2013) to promote the development of coherent, inclusive approaches to digital capability across institutions of further and higher education. This 'home' page provides access to the activities and outcomes of the programme. Themes - key themes which emerged from the programme Resources - resources from the programme grouped by type and purpose/user group. Report on Digital Skills for Tomorrow's World.

DIGCOMP. Useful tools from European Get Online Week. Happus - Hardware - Internet access - Support. UK Business Digital Index 2015. The Lloyds Bank UK Business Digital Index measures the use of, and attitudes towards, digital technology among small businesses and charities.

UK Business Digital Index 2015

Now in its second year, this report highlights the progress which has been made since 2014’s survey but also demonstrates that some key challenges remain. There is clearly some evidence of success, particularly in certain regions, in the development of digital maturity and there is also encouraging improvement in SMEs’ basic digital skills. However, there is still room to do more. This year’s report also highlights that attitudes are still a barrier to doing more online, and that the charity sector in particular is being left behind in the adoption of digital. It is clear there is a real opportunity to support charities in developing their digital capabilities, and to promote the benefits of digital to all SMEs in an increasingly global market place. Lloyds Bank UK Business Digital Index 2015 For more details, please download this report: