We’re living in a digital age but many Australians are being left behind and don’t have the skills to make the most of being connected. 1 in 5 Australian adults are not online - that's almost 4 million people. To help change this, Infoxchange and Australia Post have joined together to create Go Digi. Go Digi is a national four year digital literacy program with the goal of supporting more than 300,000 Australians to improve their digital skills.
City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre is a partner of the Go Digi initiative as we cultivate the smart, safe and responsible use of digital resources in our community as free access to the internet is one of our core services. Our Centre is an accepting place that is committed to serving the information, recreational and cultural needs of the City of Vincent community. We endeavour to provide a welcoming environment with free access to information, knowledge and ideas in a wide variety of formats which includes those accessed through technological means. Free internet access supports this through providing access to information and services, access to recreational material and avenues for community engagement and participation.
Go Digi is an online platform which has numerous learning guides available online. It also provides a facility to find local face-to-face training.
The training guides are for people just getting used to the basics and are written in plain language. There is a helpful glossary to explain technological jargon.
Here's some of the great learning guides available:
There are plenty more to choose from. Click here to go to the Go Digi 'Learner' page.
Click here to go to the Go Digi website.
Click here to read about the National Year of Digital Inclusion.
Click here to find out about computer and WiFi access at the library.