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Details of the Digital Mentor programme

As I mentioned briefly here, while I was at the National Digital Inclusion Conference I was able to interview Gavin Sheppard of the Media Trust about the £900,000 government-funded Digital Mentor programme. The full interview is on the digitalengagement blog. The Trust are starting with a research programme, followed by grants and training for local projects, and national support network. Previous posts here.

If you believe in open collaboration, support Voicebox

The deadline is nearing for submission of bids to Government¬† to run the Digital Mentor network throughout the UK. I’ve no doubt who I think should win – the Voicebox consortium headed by UK online centres.
It’s partly that they have a lot of the necessary skills – but even more because of the way that they have put their bid together, by doing the whole thing in the open. read more »