Learning the basics
Progress your learning
Do you know someone who'd be better off being online?
If so, encourage them to contact their local library.
We frequently offer free taster sessions where they can get their hands on a computer for the first time and discover that it doesn't bite and won't break! And they can ask all the questions they can think of about computers, the internet and digital technology.
Look out for special events such as Spring Online, iTea and biscuits and Get Online week held throughout the year, where we work together with national charities, like AgeUK, to host themed events.
All our Lancashire Libraries are official UK Online centres where our friendly and knowledgeable Digital Champions can help people take the first steps in getting online on our free Online Basics sessions. The group sessions use short Learn My Way online courses with support from staff from Adult Learning and Libraries and our trained volunteers. The courses are self-directed and interactive and allow people to progress at their own pace.
"We've been running courses in the county using staff, tutors and volunteers and the results have been amazing. The courses are free and one of the best things about them is that you can go at your own pace."
County Councillor David Smith, lead member for community services
We are inviting people to join our network of 'Digital Champions' and help the people of Lancashire get the benefits of being online.
You don't have to be a computer expert, just possess some basic skills and have lots of patience and enthusiasm!
"Those skills – which so many of us take for granted these days - can be a real challenge for some people. However, acquiring these skills really can transform your life and can even lead to getting a job."
County Councillor Smith, our lead Digital Champion
We've got over a hundred Digital Champions helping in our Libraries and this is what they say about their role:
"I enjoy helping others and making a difference, as this gives me a great sense of achievement. It is great to see people becoming more competent on a computer when they did not think they would."
What type of skills do Digital Champions have?