Get Online Day – 24 Oct

Today is ‘Get Online Day’.  A day for encouraging people to use the internet for everything from learning to saving money.

Locally, it’s supported by EveryoneOnline, who regularly hold free internet taster sessions across N.I.  Their website has further information and a list of events and short courses that may be of interest to you and your friends.  Certainly some of the courses are very topical, for example:

  • Beat the credit crunch by going online

Opening Access to Adults Conference

Ofcom and NIACE will hold a media literacy conference entitled ‘Opening Access to Adults‘ at the Thistle Marble Arch hotel on Monday 17 November 2008.

The main objectives are to:

  1. develop an understanding of media literacy and its relevance in modern adult learning
  2. explore the relationship between media literacy and citizenship in the 21st century
  3. share examples of good practice
  4. encourage delegates to develop media literacy strategies and activities for their own organisations

The conference will be of particular interest to practitioners, policy makers, communications officers and curriculum managers in either adult education or the third sector and those with a responsibility for developing media literacy opportunities for adults.

There are 80 places available which are being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full details, including booking, can be found here. is a website that focuses on media literacy within Ireland and run by a non-profit organisation of the same name that provides, supports and facilitates media literacy education.  They have a simple two page pdf which clearly explains what they do.

The site includes a lot of useful content and is certainly worth a visit to learn more.  An ebulletin subscription is also available.