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Digital Inclusion

As many of you will be aware, Welfare Reform is one of the biggest challenges within local government and partner organisations at present. Over the coming months the key focus will be Universal Credit (and all it brings). As part of that comes digital inclusion. From a council perspective this may initially be about getting people form filling online but I'm keen that we see the wider picture beyond UC implementation. ...more »

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Co-create a guide for measuring social media engagement

This is a thorny one as there is no template and every organisation has individual goals and needs. But it's something I know people ask each other for guidance about all the time. Does anyone want to spend some time getting a document together (living or static) that can help people get started or get their heads around what measuring performance actually means when looking at engagement through social media in a public ...more »

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Getting digitally agile

Almost every public sector organisation faces the same issue - firewalls preventing proportionate internet access to allow staff to fulfill their roles to the best of their ability. Many people find it easier to use their own smartphone than to use their work's desktop PC or laptop. While I have noticed a shift in thinking recently with some organisations opening up access, this is just the tip of the iceberg. ...more »

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Harnessing Digital Tools for Better Customer Engagement

I'm interested in exploring how a suite of digital tools could be used as part of a wider engagement strategy for a specific purpose/project. Which tools could be best deployed at which point to result in a fully rounded, developed and open conversation? Imagine starting a conversation at the very beginning of a project that will have an impact upon a full neighbourhood. This might not be a complete clean sheet but ...more »

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Unconference Undinner

In the spirit of self-organisation, I'd like suggest an Unconference Undinner at Mother India on Infirmary Street, Edinburgh on Saturday, sometime after 17:00 (or a bit later, if most people want that) when the #scotgc13 sessions have wound down. Why Mother India? Because (a) it's one of my favourite places to eat, and (b) it is very, very good value! See the website: http://www.motherindia.co.uk/index9772.html?action=cms.edin ...more »

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Coding the classroom

My daughter has just wasted a year of her secondary school life in computing learning how to use Word and and Excel when what she really wanted to do was learn some coding and understand how social tools work. Raspberry Pi was meant to revolutionise the computing classroom but I suspect that what needs to change is our teachers. How can we upskill our teachers for a fast-moving digital age? How do we plug the coding ...more »

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Google Plus, Councils and government.

A session at Scots Govcamp to gather ideas and put in practice ideas on how best to use Google Plus. Also to answer that perennial question why do we need to use it at all? A session could focus on what communications goals you want to achieve and how Google Plus could help: 1. If your council or government has an international agenda that it wants to promote then Plus with it global audience needs be considered. ...more »

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Better Ways to Link User Experience to Public Services

The web has widened the range of information that we can use to make choices about purchases and also allows us to give our own feedback on products. Services like TripAdviser and Amazon have changed how we make decisions about where to stay and what we read. When people are making decisions about which public services to access - whether choosing a school or nursery, or a care home or doctor, they don't have access to ...more »

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The trouble with women

I've been to lots of events, not just social media, where I know there are women in the audience who know as much, if not more than the male suit stood on the podium. I'm only just starting out on the speaking front (I'm not backwards at coming forwards and it's taken me long enough) and not only is it scary, it's a difficult circuit to break into. What do people think the barriers are and what can we do to support a ...more »

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Digital as the New Public Health Arena

If one component of the public health ethos is to go where people are to offer support, knowledge and services to improve health, how should we be working to take health into the digital world? A thought - much of the time we think about how we can use digital to deliver existing types of programme and service in a more efficient way - this isnt that idea. The challenge is - how do we find the new things that we ...more »

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Inclusion by offering remote attendance options at events: 2

How has this subject developed since we talked about it at IslandGovCamp, in May 2012 ( see http://islandgovcamp2012.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Inclusion-through-offering-remote-attendance-options-at-events/113000-18709#comments )? There were some obvious challenges when we tried to do something practical about offering remote attendance options at IslandGovCamp itself, and there were some interesting reflections on what we ...more »

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Web development team structure

How has your organisation created a team that best allows for flexible, dynamic and innovative web development to take place? Is your web development team centralised, or devolved? Does it include subject matter experts from across the local government space, or does it contain purely "web" expertise? How technical are your technical folk? Do you have server admins in your web development team? All these (and more) ...more »

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