Scottish Care recently published their human rights charter for technology and digital in social care. Our Digital Learning Team Manager, Keith Quinn, welcomes the charter and recognises how it can support positive outcomes for people using services.
The Scottish Care Human Rights Charter for Technology and Digital in Social Care is an excellent statement of how we should all strive to develop technologies to enhance person-person interaction and blend technology with practice to create positive outcomes for people.
We are happy to embrace this charter and recognise that its principles are consistent with our approach to the development and implementation of digital technology and services and with the vision and intent of the Digital Learning Team’s approach to the development of digital learning resources and services.
The Digital Learning Team is focused on developing resources and services which encourage social service workers to become self-managing, self-motivating learners and its open access policy means our learning resources and services are available to informal carers, volunteers and other unwaged carers.
We have also embraced the Scottish Open Education Declaration (http://declaration.openscot.net) and make as many of our learning products as possible available as Open Educational Resources (OERs) so employers can use our materials to develop learning customised for their particular needs.
We commend Scottish Care for publishing the charter and would encourage others to embrace the principles it contains.