Feminist Archive South - An introduction to digital democracy

Ref: C3529981

This short workshop will introduce the concept of digital democracy and teach you how to use two common pieces of software to create a platform to use to share thoughts, ideas and information on-line. We will also start to explore the benefits of open source software so that we can extend our platform and create a platform that is not limited by someone else.

Course aim

To introduce the concept of digital democracy and how it can be used to make your voice heard. This workshop is being run in conjunction with the Hatpins to Hashtags project run by the Feminist Archive South (University of Bristol)

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for beginners but you do need to have a basic level of IT literacy i.e. to be familiar with the Microsoft Suite of applications and to be comfortable using the internet.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Review my own digital capabilities
  • Discuss the benefits of digital democracy
  • Create a Padlet page to share resouces
  • Create a Wordpress blog to be able to share thoughts and ideas
  • Have an understanding of open source software and the pro's and con's associated with it

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • It is anticipated that you will continue to work with the software platforms after the workshop has finished

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You will need to bring your own digital device eg a laptop/tablet/iPad and be familiar with its working, for easy of working a laptop is preferred.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • There are further workshops on Digital Democracy that are being run through the project, with the opportunity to create using open source software

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Feminist Archive South - An introduction to digital democracy

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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