The programme is for anyone wanting basic computer knowledge who wishes to develop skills relevant to their work and life.
The curriculum consists of 32 ‘digital steps’ each taking approximately two hours to complete. Our delivery partners offer the digital steps they believe are of most interest to their community, then advertise and host the training sessions.
Anyone can register for the digital steps that best meet their individual needs and may join as many classes as they like, subject only to space availability.
Stepping UP is a partnership of organisations:
- Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa – providing guidance, resources and programme management
- Public Libraries of New Zealand – working with DIAA in supporting digital literacy initiatives in public libraries
- Community trusts and schools – organising courses and providing venues, equipment and trainers.
Stepping UP in Libraries
We partner with public libraries to create free digital training opportunities for anyone in the community. Stepping UP now runs in over 120 public libraries, community centres and schools. Participants are asked to complete a short online survey at the end of each module.
Helping New Zealanders gain online skills since 2009
Stepping UP was launched in 2009 with support from Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential programme. Initially concentrating on Computers in Homes graduates, it is now available to all New Zealanders. Over 8,500 people have participated in the programme and successfully completed digital steps.
DORA, the mobile digital learning centre, was launched in Christchurch on 18 October 2012. We greatly appreciated the support from InternetNZ and our other partners Meridian, Microsoft and Farmside, who together made DORA possible. DORA has a busy life travelling all over New Zealand offering digital literacy training and attending local events.
DORA is currently situated in the Wairarapa and is available, per school term, to organisations who offer community-orientated training.
Winner, ANZIA Internet Access & Digital Skills Award, Canberra 2012
The judges said DORA and the work of the 20/20 Trust stood so far ahead of other entrants that they did not award a ‘highly commended’ in this category.
Human Rights Commission 2010 – Superior Award for Computers in Homes and Stepping Up
The Trust also participated in 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.