Linda Sandberg's Blog (22)

A mid-morning at Alby Library in Sweden during Get Online Week #Swedishreport #GOW2013

Ten or so Alby locals are hunched over an array of tablet computers that are spread out on a table at the library. Someone books a trip; someone else translates a letter. Yet another person opens a Facebook account. All under the supervision of young people from the municipality’s recreational center in partnership with SeniorNet. For the third consecutive year, the Digidel…

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Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Practice choir songs together online! Adult educational association in South Lapland

Some 30 participants were remotely connected to the HemKÖrt choir for practice ahead of their show in Åsele.

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Guided tour with the library and museum

We offered personal guidance to all of our visitors over the course of four days (mon-thurs) at seven different locations – six libraries and the museum/exhibition center. We offered our visitors short lectures and encouraged them to test try different kinds of tablets, smartphones and computers. Experienced computer users from the library, and the museum, and persons individuals from another project in the city demonstrated social media, different e-services and historical resources on the…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:59 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - App school at the Åtvidaberg Library

We held an app school at which we taught participants what an app is, how they work and how to download them, and provided tips about our favorite apps in the categories of business and pleasure. On Friday, we set up a table and two tablet computers at the market on the local square. A number of curious visitors were given the opportunity to examine the tablet computers and many more wanted to come to the library and test our tablets prior to possibly purchasing their own.

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:57 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Mini trade fair “Your computer will make you rich!” at the Växjö Library

We focused on organizing a mini trade fair on Wednesday, March 20. Our goal was to prove that the Internet offers something for everyone. All day, our visitors were given the opportunity to experience, test and learn a great deal, particularly in terms of the Internet’s social, entertainment and other interesting possibilities. We showcased such services as Spotify, Instagram, YouTube and SvtPlay.

We Skyped with a local celebrity (Peije Johansson), two elderly women played Wordfeud,…

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Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Poetry week and digital refrigerator poetry in one!

On Friday, we integrated Get Online Week with the ongoing Poetry Week and created an event called Digital Poetry. We placed a large canvas in the middle of the library on which we created digital refrigerator poetry. Several of our visitors composed lovely, poetic phrases, while others settled for being spectators. We also showcased iPads and e-readers with poetic works on them, which were very popular.

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:55 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - The IT High School in Åkersberga – Focus on young people and working life!

During Get Online Week 2013, we focused on young people and working life. A few students made a screencast and animations, which serve as a representation of knowledge. We also brainstormed about how Open Badges can be used and how knowledge can be disseminated across generational boundaries.

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:54 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - The Heli company – Everyone can add to the digital inclusion initiative!

I have a small health company called Heli here in Farsta. Get Online Week surpassed my expectations. By my count, I instructed 21 individuals on how to use the Internet efficiently. Everyone seemed satisfied and pleased.

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Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories – Staff from elderly care facilities were given training and the elderly participated in game workshops!

Within the framework of the IT-Lyftet project, one of the training days was dedicated to the so-called Specialist training in the interplay between IT, technology and elderly care course, which was specifically developed for elderly-care personnel within the project, with the aim of enhancing IT skills throughout the elderly-care sector. Enabling the staff to realize the opportunities brought on by technology also paves the way for the residents to gain insight into the…

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Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Norrköping City Library – Now we want to know even more!

A total of 66 individuals participated in the eight activities that were organized during the week.

An additional 20 individuals registered for the Internet for beginners and Begin using tablet computers study groups, and about ten people signed up for one-on-one assistance in the coming weeks.

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:51 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Halmstad City Library – Being Energy Smart online and the digital revolution!

On this day, the Municipality of Halmstad began handing out the eCitizen instructional package. Three banks, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, Halmstads Fastighets AB (a real estate agency), Konsument Halmstad (an independent consumer advisory service), the Swedish Public Employment Service and the County Traffic Authority provided information about their digital services. Visitors were shown how to use tablet computers, smartphones and Skype.

Young people demonstrated how to play…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:49 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Huddinge Library – The Arab Spring and social media!

For the second consecutive year, Huddinge Library participated in Get Online Week. Showcases, workshops and presentations were held during the week with the aim of reaching groups with different needs and interests. Some of the activities were jointly organized with the ABF (the Swedish Workers’ Educational Association) Cultural and Educational center in Vårby Gård.

A total of 20 activities were organized, which were visited by 112 participants. Many of the programs were held by the…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:48 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Homeless inspired by the Internet!

This week, we offered two groups for homeless people who wanted to start using the Internet. One group had three participants and the other group had five. We will start a new group in Farsta as a direct result of the inspiration of Get Online Week!

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:47 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Leksand Library

At the Leksand Library in Leksand, Sweden, we offered a host of different activities during Get online week, which drew 87 participants who were mainly interested in learning about smartphones and tablets (iPad), how to organize digital photos and what Facebook and e-bay are all about. The three major banks here in Leksand were also on hand to demonstrate their online banking systems, which was quite popular.

The two local newspapers featured articles, one of which was published before…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:46 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Mjölby Library

The group of participants who visited Mjölby Library during Get Online Week in 2013 was small but dedicated. We began with an inspirational speech by Kira Berg who asked: “Do grandmothers need to be upgraded?” The reply was “Naturally.” This opinion was probably shared by most of the grandmothers (and grandfathers) who also came to listen to the highly enthusiastic presentation. Many participants also took the opportunity to examine the presenter’s tablet computer, which was given the name…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:40 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - Linköping City Library

The week commenced at IKANO’s mall with the book busses from Linköping, Motala och Norrköping. Lars Stjernkvist, the Municipal Commissioner in Norrköping, spoke at the event. In Linköping’s book bus, participants were shown how to download e-books onto e-readers and tablet computers. The bus then travelled to Gammalkil where Bengt Eklöv, from Linköping’s photography club, demonstrated how to transfer images by scanner and how to create a digital slideshow.

Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:39 — No Comments

Get Online Week 2013 - Sweden - succes stories - SeniorNet Norrkoping

Get Online Week marked the beginning of the 15th anniversary of SeniorNet Norrköping. Over the course of a few intense mid-morning hours, some 100 visitors were informed of current and future digital opportunities.

 

On Monday, the Apoteket Hjorten pharmacy, which operates under Apoteket AB, was here to talk about how to order medication and review current prescriptions using e-identification. On Tuesday, there was a collaboration with the Swedish Tax Agency during…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 25, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments

Free online games from the PopCap Games website and also the online version of Battlefield, the famous Swedish video game

Jönköping City Library had the pleasure to participate for the second consecutive

year at the Get Online Week campaign.

Our focus this time was to present useful online self-service open 24/7 and e-society

facilities. Our aim was also to show the enjoyable side of Internet for both pleasure

and distraction.



In cooperation with important institutions from the e-service society and public

services the program at Jönköping City Library consisted of guidance on…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 27, 2012 at 14:36 — No Comments

Mjölby cooperated with a bank, social security, adult educational associations and the regional library and museum

The library of Mjölby had a rather ambitious approach – we made a program with

demonstrations every second hour at the main library, and possibility to get personal

guiding every hour in between. We also had at lot of demonstrations in two smaller

libraries. The topics varied a lot; from library topics on databases and catalogue,

talking books for people with disabilities, e-books and modern technology in the

information area, to a wide range of topics. Selling and…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 27, 2012 at 14:35 — No Comments

Digital workshop for children and their parents in Katrineholm

In Katrineholm several activities were arranged, mainly in the Ängeln Arts Centre

situated in the central part of the town. A main focus was diversity in the activities in

order to reach different groups in the society. During the arrangements in the

physical room, we also arranged activities on the Internet (for example

#twitterpoesi), which we connected with…

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Added by Linda Sandberg on April 27, 2012 at 14:33 — No Comments

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