Tell your 2014 story digitally

The Digital Commonwealth project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, is inviting local groups to take part in free Digital Storytelling workshops where you will learn a range of exciting new skills to tell your project’s 2014 Commonwealth Games inspired story.

The training will prepare and equip communities in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire with community media skills in using online tools such as blogs, video, audio and social media to seek out and capture the community stories of the Commonwealth Games.

Digi Commonwealth project - part of the 2014 legacy
Digi Commonwealth project – part of the 2014 legacy

These skills will allow you to tell your own stories online, helping to develop the confidence to use the internet while representing your community issues. You’ll also learn how to find a story and how to remain in control of its direction.

When you sign up to the workshops you’ll have the opportunity to participate in four sessions (morning or afternoon) in the areas of blogging, video production, audio production and social media. These will take place over an 8 week period from March to May 2014.

Dates as follows:

Glasgow: 10th March, 24th March, 7th of April and the 5th of May

Edinburgh: 11th March, 25th March, 8th April and the 6th of May

Ayrshire: 12th March, 26th March, 9th April and the 7th of May

Workshops will take place in series of different locations details of which will be included in welcome packs accompanying for the training.

To apply you should nominate two to three people from your group who  you believe would benefit from this training and can commit to the 4 days between March and May. You can apply via the Digi Commonwealth website or by emailing Closing date is end of the day on Friday 28 February.

Today’s blog is in support of National Legacy Week #legacy 2014. The Digital Commonwealth project is one of many which is benefiting from the Big Lottery Fund’s £11 million 2014 legacy investment.

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