One of the messages that I try and push in the training that I run on digital career literacy is that it is important to convince people that they need to continue to develop their IT skills. The speed of change means that it is not possible to sit back and stop learning.
The problem is always, how best to do that.
I’m a great believer in trying to increase people’s confidence to experiment. You learn best by doing, and often new technologies change more quickly than training or guide books. However, I’m grateful for any resources that people use to support students and clients in this area.
So, thanks to Mike from the group that I was working with yesterday in Manchester for putting me onto GCFLearnfree which is an educational charity that provides free learning resources. They offer a whole load of useful resources including pages on general IT skills and social media in particular.
So if you are looking for a good starting point for your self or the people that you work with – then check it out.