In their latest newsletter, SSSC make us aware of a new online resource - 23 Things - developed by their Digital Learning team, who believe that:
- the workforce should be enabled to take advantage of the huge range of learning opportunities provided by digital learning
- we must work to avoid the emergence of a two-tier workforce, that is, those who apply their digital capabilities to everyday learning and practice and those who ‘don’t do technology’
- people who use services should expect and be enabled to take advantage of the digital opportunities in society safely
- a skilled and confident workforce needs to develop its own digital capabilities in order to support people to do this.
23 Things is a programme open to any social service worker, in any sector, whether registered or not. Learners can work through the programme at their own pace and it is linked to an Open Badge.