The Connect project continues to help older people to use computers and get online with the help of volunteers. Over the past few months we have been focusing on carers and have found that this project has an impactful and positive affect on these people. Here's what a few of our learners had to say...
The Connect projecthas been running at GRCC in Gloucestershire since April 2011. The aim of the project is to get people 55 years or older online. So far we have helped over 350 people with a team of volunteers who have visited people at thier homes or in community buildings during group sessions. more >
So, I thought it was appropriate to follow my introduction of iKnowHow with a post that had a bit less about cats and more about what a ‘wiki’ actually is.
Most of us will know about wikis from the huge site Wikipedia; the free, collaborative, multilingual internet encyclopaedia. Wikipedia is without a doubt the most successful wiki ever - with over 100,000 regular contributors and a total of 20 million articles written by volunteers around the world. According to Alexa, it’s the 6th most popular website in existence.
But it’s not just Wikipedia. There are thousands of different types of wikis across the internet, from the enormously popular Muppets Wiki to the infamous WikiLeaks. In short, wikis are commonplace, we already use them and they’re here to stay. more >