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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.

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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 »