Get online week 2013
Ireland’s Get online week 2013 campaign was organised by FIT Ltd. This year we partnered with UPC part of the Liberty Global Group, to help us promote Get Online Week. We went out into the community to talk to people and encourage them to get online and promoted GOLW through a range of mediums.
UPC were an excellent partner for us this year. We used the Internet Buttons resource to encourage people to get online and fill out the survey. UPC changed the Internet Buttons homepage for the week to link in with FITs Get Online Week web page so that new users could easily access the page and fill out the survey.
UPC Internet Buttons
We set up stands in 2 major shopping centres in Dublin. Blanchardstown Shopping Centre in Dublin 15 on the 20th of March and Charlestown Shopping Centre Dublin 11 on the 21st of March. We ran Internet Buttons demonstrations and talked to people about all the different resources that we provide designed for people who are new to computers. Resources included efuture (designed for young people) and the newly launched W@ve 2.0 (designed for seniors). Over the two days we got approximately 50 people to fill in the survey.
*Oliver Murphy a man in his sixties said that he had never used the internet before but was encouraged to learn more after talking with us and filling out the survey. Another young man said he would create Internet Buttons on his mother’s computer to encourage her to use the internet.
In CEEDS, GOLW was promoted during a FÁS course in IT and Career Skills, the course consisted of a range of ages from 17 to 50 years, all learning basic IT skills.
In the Ballyfermot IT Centre GOLW was promoted as part of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator course aimed at up-skilling the unemployed in the IT sector.
The course in BAP was a basic computer skills course run for the Daughters of Charity teaching basic IT Skills to a Pathways Group.
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