Julie Harris Chief Executive, COSMIC Devon - Rural ICT Hubs
<ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq7TKIhrGNA </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody Online – Newlyn </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/...
<ul><li>Key issues for rural Devon </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of local services </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Employment and Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Mismatch between labour market for ICT workers and ICT literacy </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Digital inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>= Social inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>= Financial inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>O...
<ul><li>“ Use technology as a means to an end – not the end itself” </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Selling <...
<ul><li>- Dorset </li></ul><ul><li>- Somerset </li></ul><ul><li>- Shropshire </li></ul><ul><li>and next … Devon  – even be...
<ul><li>Village ICT Hubs –  </li></ul><ul><li>health support – online and virtual surgeries (e.g. Cybermoor) </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>The Changing Times  </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural  </li></ul><ul><li>Technological  </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic </l...
<ul><li>In the News – last week  :  </li></ul><ul><li>www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/mar/14/workandcareers.worklifebalance ...
<ul><li>Learn from other projects :   </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just throw more money at hardware purchase – plan strategica...
<ul><li>A vision for the future in rural Devon:   </li></ul><ul><li>Any person, living anywhere in the county, with whatev...
<ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>www.epractice.eu   </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v =pzyLzV55j9A   </li></ul><ul>...
Contact Details <ul><li>COSMIC </li></ul><ul><li>www.cosmic.org.uk   </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Harris </li></ul><ul><li>[ema...
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  • Devon Rural ICT Hubs

    1. 1. Julie Harris Chief Executive, COSMIC Devon - Rural ICT Hubs
    2. 2. <ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq7TKIhrGNA </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody Online – Newlyn </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v =pzyLzV55j9A </li></ul><ul><li>Age Action, Ireland </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Key issues for rural Devon </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of local services </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of services </li></ul><ul><li>Ageing population </li></ul><ul><li>Economic downturn </li></ul><ul><li>Underused venues </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>village halls, learning centres </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Underused facilities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT, mobile units </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Employment and Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Mismatch between labour market for ICT workers and ICT literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Workers over 60 unlikely to have received on-the-job ICT training </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 60% of 50-64 year-olds may face difficulties (physical or cognitive) in using ICT </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Digital inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>= Social inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>= Financial inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30% of adults are considered digitally excluded – and most of them also socially and economically excluded </li></ul><ul><li>“ Marry social justice and economic agendas much more closely” </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ Use technology as a means to an end – not the end itself” </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Selling </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing services </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>- Dorset </li></ul><ul><li>- Somerset </li></ul><ul><li>- Shropshire </li></ul><ul><li>and next … Devon – even better! </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Village ICT Hubs – </li></ul><ul><li>health support – online and virtual surgeries (e.g. Cybermoor) </li></ul><ul><li>access to services – online, interactive – e-government for all </li></ul><ul><li>learning support – e-learning, mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>business support – online assistance, returns </li></ul><ul><li>video conferencing - communications </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>The Changing Times </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>Technological </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>In the News – last week : </li></ul><ul><li>www.guardian.co.uk/money/2008/mar/14/workandcareers.worklifebalance </li></ul><ul><li>Jo Causon from the Chartered Management Institute on its study on the future of work - </li></ul><ul><li>“ Within a decade millions of workers will be at home juggling their careers with caring for children and older relatives” </li></ul><ul><li>“ an exodus from the traditional workplace caused partly by environmental pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of commuting and partly by the demographic pressure of an ageing population” </li></ul><ul><li>“ a proliferation of &quot;virtual&quot; companies, often small community-based enterprises without conventional business premises” </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Learn from other projects : </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t just throw more money at hardware purchase – plan strategically for effective use of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key people in each community to engage (Village Champions) and links within communities e.g. Parish Councils and voluntary organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Recognise and alleviate fears – security, responsibilities, management, maintenance, costs of connections </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a central support service to offer ongoing support to managers, users, volunteers </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>A vision for the future in rural Devon: </li></ul><ul><li>Any person, living anywhere in the county, with whatever level of skill has access to : </li></ul><ul><li>Local sources of support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access information, services and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>help them to develop their skills, engage them in local democracy, involve them in community regeneration, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhance their business and employment activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All of these activities will revolve around the development and support of local ICT hubs or points based in our villages. </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>www.epractice.eu </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v =pzyLzV55j9A </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/watch?v =Uq7TKIhrGNA </li></ul><ul><li>www.citizensonline.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.citizensonline.org.uk/everybody_online </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/user/EverybodyOnline </li></ul>
    14. 14. Contact Details <ul><li>COSMIC </li></ul><ul><li>www.cosmic.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Harris </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/cosmicjulie </li></ul><ul><li>www.swict.wordpress.com – SW Regional ICT Champion Blog </li></ul><ul><li>w ww.socialenterpriseambassadors.org.uk/harris </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Ambassadors Blog </li></ul></ul>

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