Suggestions for how to build digital capacity when internet access is so unreliable for many regional QLDers?

This question may be viewed in two parts.  Using the existing digital access capability and two, building digutal literacy.

Digital access capability
- Don't wait for high speeds and download limits to increase.
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Create website, facebook pages etc without high resolution graphic and videos.
- Even if your area have poor mobile service make sure your online sites cater for mobile access.

Building digital literacy
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Build networks of people and contacts and leverage the work of others.
- Seek existing grants or lobby for appropriately designed funding to hold digital literacy sessions.
- The recent Broadband for the Bush Forum called for the following with respect to literacy.

Recommendation: The establishment of a single advocacy body for Digital Literacy

Recommendation: That the Broadband for the Bush Alliance advocate for co-designed and appropriate remote-focussed Digital Literacy programs.

Recommendation: That the Broadband for the Bush Alliance encourages the design and promotion of digital Mentors/Champions programs.

How is DSITI looking to educate executives of larger organisations on how to respond to the digital revolution?

DSITI is looking to develop and offer SMEs and NGOs a digital business capability workshop program in 2016-17. 
- Digital Economy and Productivity, DSITI

How is CCIQ looking to educate executives of larger organisation on how to respond to the digital revolution?

CCIQ is primarily focussed on working with small and medium businesses and as such has in place initiatives to help educate business owners and managers through dedicated digital webinar series, events and workshops as well as providing access to tolls and services to assist participation in the digital economy. For larger organisations, we provide insights such as those outlined in the digital readiness study that will help inform and guide areas of training, development and support that would be required in their business enabling them to bring the economy of scale and resource at their power to respond to the digital revolution.  
- CCIQ


Is there a list of libraries that have received @slqld funding for the robotics projects?

Link to the web announcement of coding and robotics grant recipients is here. The link to the recipients can also be found here. 
- State Library of Queensland

Q Phill: From your survey, is there a particular industry sector/s that is falling behind in their digital readiness?

No single sector stands out as falling behind in terms of digital readiness, the themes and trends are consistent across the majority of sectors. However, businesses that are more naturally digitally focused will show earlier adoption signs that other industries, but the trend seems to lead towards earlier adoption uptake rather than their being specific industry lag.
- Phill Gallagher, CCIQ


Is the #cciq study able to view results by region? Urban vs Rural?

We have not cut the data to compare regional versus rural, but we will look to incorporate that into future studies and provide a regional versus metropolitan breakdown.
- Phill Gallagher, CCIQ


Qn 4 Nathan - does flipped learning have same effects in ynger grades? Is there an age it works best? Thx!

The dynamic nature of digital pedagogy means that there are a range of factors that affect the success of flipped learning. These include resource/device availability, content type, time, student autonomy and parental support. With the optimal combination of these factors flipped learning can be successful at almost any age level. My own experience has found that students in senior school tend to benefit most from flipped learning. This is due to the ownership these students generally have of their education and their ability to gain access to resources. Whilst the benefits of flipped learning are well documented, like any pedagogical strategy, there is a need to learn the nature of the students in the classroom and cater to their needs as best as possible. As a result, the implementation of flipped learning may initially be challenging, but can be modified to suit the learning context for continued improvement of content delivery. The effort involved in creating these resources is clearly justified by the improvement in students’ attitudes and results. 
- Nathan Christensen

What has been the key digital barrier for developing your platforms / providing your services? Time frame as well?

Ensuring services have appropriate supporting hardware eg access to wi-fi.  Services need to be re/developed as “smart services”, much like smart houses. If focused solely on developing technology and implementing in services, time frame would be quite quick.  Developer contracted on part-time basis / when required.  Currently developing one scene / month, but this could be expedited to quite a number of scenes per month if required. 
- Chris Beaumont and Stewart Koplick

Q Anne: what types of assistive tech is there for vision impaired aged ppl not digitally literate, to live indep'ntly?

There a range of options available and it is important to consider individual circumstances, conditions and requirements. The design of most quality applications are taking into consideration the need for technologies to be better designed and more user friendly thus many developments have been adapted for people who have low level digital skills.

The Community Care Smart Assistive Technology Collaborative will be showcasing a range of these technologies at an upcoming webinar title Smart Assistive Technology for Vision Impairment  at 9.30am (Queensland time) on Wednesday 20 July. Internationally recognised leader in Smart Assistive Technology applications Dr Kevin Doughty from the Centre for Useable Home Technologies at the Universities of Newcastle ,York and Coventry will be presenting this session. It is free and can be accessed by logging in and registering at www.satcommunity.com.au . In this session Dr Doughty will explore applications, deployment and important considerations. I hope you can register and join us for this.
- Anne Livingstone

What LMS is @TinderFdn using to educate their communities?

At Tinder Foundations we've built our own learning platform called Learn My Way. Our user research showed that people new to the internet needed a very simple interface, basic language so it didn't exclude people with low English literacy, and common buttons and instructions so they felt safe once they learned their way around it. The content on Learn My Way has been co-created with people who until recently were digitally excluded themselves so we could make sure it was perfect for our target audiences. You can look at Learn My Way at www.learnmyway.com
- Helen Milner, Tinder Foundation


What LMS is @GoDigiAustralia using to educate their communities?

Go Digi uses an open platform that we built ourselves in Drupal so it’s not an LMS in the Moodle context.
- Brendan Fitzgerald


Any suggestions for inclusion of people who actively reject digital technology?

My number one suggestion is to work with local people who know and are known in their communities - local digital mentors and local organisations. These local people and places are trusted and are 'just like me'. This is the best way to support people who actively reject technology as these 'rejectors' will need the patience and personal approach trying to find the hook to make the internet relevant. Research also shows that 'rejectors' can be scared of their own literacy, or scared of the cost of the internet if they like it - so it's not just about making the web relevant it's also about asking about barriers that are blocking their desire to use the internet.
- Helen Milner, Tinder Foundation