23 Things – digital capabilities is our new online resource to support learning and practice in Scotland’s social services that you can work through at your own pace.
Each thing explores a different digital capability that will help you in your job and with your learning, such as:
- learning digitally
- reflective blogging
- digital security
- social media
- professional networks
- using apps.
Learners can apply for Open Badges when they successfully complete each of the 23 Things and can use the badges to evidence their learning.
We can support organisations with short face-to-face workshops if you need help to use the 23 Things with staff. To discuss a workshop contact George Burton firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website at 23digital.sssc.uk.com to get started.
Why focus on digital capabilities?
In a digital world the expectations of social service employers, the workforce and people who use services are changing. It’s becoming more and more important that workers are suitably equipped by developing their digital capabilities. Our Digital Learning team believe that:
- the workforce should be enabled to take advantage of the huge range of learning opportunities provided by digital learning
- we must work to avoid the emergence of a two-tier workforce, that is, those who apply their digital capabilities to everyday learning and practice and those who ‘don’t do technology’
- people who use services should expect and be enabled to take advantage of the digital opportunities in society safely
- a skilled and confident workforce needs to develop its own digital capabilities in order to support people to do this.