Stepping UP – the Rotorua experience

A short video from Anne Riddle, from Rotorua District Library, who has been running Stepping Up classes for two years. She shares how it went, from start-up to going mobile and now looking at the next level – and gives her advice to other libraries. ... Read more

Spark Jump now available through Dunedin Public Libraries

Spark and 20/20 announce subsidised pre-pay broadband is now available through Dunedin Public Libraries. As learning goes digital, students without home broadband risk being left behind. Spark Jump enables more children to go online out of class hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. ... Read more

New record for Stepping UP set in the Hutt?

Yesterday, Patrick Harlow emailed us from Hutt City to say “Today we had 15 students in the War Memorial library. A new high for me. As it was the Gmail module I had no issues coping with this number.” Patrick has tutored 187 courses in 3 years. A quick scan though the last 1,000 Stepping ... Read more

Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Waikato

Spark and Web Access Waikato Trust has announced that Spark Jump subsidised broadband is now available in Waikato through local school Whitiora School and not-for-profit organisations Te Kauwhata Community House and Te Whare Kokonga.  More students can now keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. ... Read more

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Spark Jump now in Waitaki: workshop 8th August

Spark and 20/20 Trust has announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Waitaki through Oamaru Library. Debbie Price-Ewen, Reference and Digital Services Librarian, says Spark Jump will help close the skills gap between families who can afford home broadband and those who can’t. ... Read more

Eight more libraries offer Stepping UP

Eight more libraries, from Waiheke to Invercargill, have recently started Stepping UP. They join over 50 libraries and community technology centres already offering Stepping UP – free computer & internet training for adults, in easy steps relevant to their life and interests, in informal, friendly classes. Sue Kini, 20/20 Trust’s Stepping UP product manager, spoke at the Associated Public Library Managers annual conference in Rotorua … ... Read more

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Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Whangarei

Spark and 20/20 Trust has announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Whangarei through local trust Taitokerau Education Trust and Whangarei Central Library so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. Liz Cassidy-Nelson, Executive Officer of Taitokerau Education Trust, says Spark Jump will help close the skills gap between families who can afford home broadband and those who can’t. “Access to the internet is critical in getting all our children better placed to succeed in school and later in life.” ... Read more

Subsidised broadband Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Massey

Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Massey, through Colwill School’s Community Hub, so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind. Spark Jump enables more school-aged children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. ... Read more

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Spark Jump bridges Digital Divide in Gisborne and Southland

Spark and the 20/20 Trust have announced that subsidised broadband is now available in Gisborne  and Southland so more students can keep up with the digital skills necessary for today. As classroom learning goes digital, students without broadband at home are at risk of being left behind. Spark Jump enables more school-aged children to go online outside of classroom hours and get on the right side of the Digital Divide. ... Read more