As part of SurreyCamp, participants worked on ideas crowdsourced by delegates. Each group is sharing a write up of what they did here on the Future Surrey network. Read about the whole day here, including links to other great ideas.
The idea our group worked on was a website that could bring together comprehensive information about learning for adults in Surrey. Various council services offer opportunities to either find out about or learn more on a variety of topics – Libraries, Surrey Arts, the Adult & Community Learning Service, not to mention the wealth of voluntary and charitable organisations, private trainers and self-help groups and clubs meeting throughout the county to pursue their interests.
What difference does this idea make?
The site could be developed to become not only attractive but also inter-active, and could form a platform for E-learning courses as well as providing information.
How does this save money? Could it make money?
Providers could pool resources and income could be generated from charging for listings or links on the website, and possibly from sponsorship by businesses.
How does this help people of Surrey do things for themselves?
Anybody with access to the internet would be able to find out about or learn; outreach projects to promote digital inclusion could really help people to help themselves.
What do you need to make this happen?
There appears to be a domain name surreylearning.co,uk already in existence but we don’t know how to go about gaining access to this – there doesn’t appear to be very much on it at the moment. Setting this project up could be an ideal secondment opportunity or task for an apprentice, and the income generated could pay for the resources needed.
Our group: Sue Risbridger, Pamela Hart, Fiona Fitzpatrick and Kate Swallow