Skinningrove History Group

This group are associated with Lofus Library which hosts the famous East Cleveland Image Archive
and are connected via the Community History Network.
6 people turned up for the session. They would be the first to admit that they are low level ICT users. Two had no email address and one had never been on the Internet before. The session started badly. There was a mountain of paperwork to do as I was working with this group under the UK online project but also wearing my ERDF hat. The logging on system at the local centre was a nightmare too. I gave everyone a account which is a Google Apps Educational edition allowing me to create unlimited accounts. The idea is that by pre-populating various web accounts and using the “magic password” I’ve developed this should make life easier for the new user even if it is a hassle for me. This was compounded when the users also had to log on to the computers but using a slightly varied password.  When all this was over we took a break and began afresh. We had a brill session. The fun they all had particularly the man on the Internet was a joy to behold. We did an exercise collaborating on a Google Doc which was hilarious. I did not let them loose on their new website yet but this will come.