Network Stories

Take a look at the stories from within the Be Connected Network. These Network Partners have some great tips & tricks, as well as advice to other partners about delivering digital skills training and utilising the Be Connected grants program.

If you're a Network Partner with a story to share, please get in touch.

Recent stories:

As Melbourne faced another lockdown, Stay In Touch had to change their Capacity Building program to be delivered in an online format. Read about the Capacity Building program.

WEA Illawarra held a live-streamed cooking demonstration hosted by guest chef, former MasterChef participant Gina Ottaway.

Be Connected has enabled Inderjit to connect with Gurbani (Sikh prayers) websites to educate himself and connect spiritually.

Since joining Be Connected, STAR Community Services has supported nearly 300 elderly participants to learn digital skills.

See how Ridgehaven Rise Retirement Village are providing new opportunities for seniors living in retirement villages to learn something new.

See how Be Connected is helping seniors at U3A Campbelltown stay mentally, physically and socially active,

All stories:

Watch this story about bringing families together through online.

Pat emphasises the value of catering for the actual needs of participants while keeping in mind that seniors also want to have a bit of fun.

Watch this video to find out how Be Connected is helping Neighbourhood Houses find funding and support to meet their community's need.

This Network Partner hosts digital skills training sessions in their op shops on the Sunshine Coast.

Learn how this library combines health and digital technology in its digital health literacy program.

Take a look at how they've been engaging their local community since joining the Be Connected Network.

Learn how Campbelltown Library utilises the Be Connected resources alongside their existing digital skills program.

Find out how to use Be Connected in a computer club.

Derrinallum Library uses a community-style approach when utilising the Be Connected resources.

Digital exclusion affects regional and rural communities differently. In this video, Derek from Digital IQ talks about the work he does across the North West NSW region.

Read how an Activation grant helped this Network Partner build their Be Connected program.

Learn how Susan teaches practical skills to inspire learning for her residents.

Watch this library's story on connecting seniors to technology, helping them shop and connect with friends and family online.

Find out what ingredients this grassroots community centre uses to engage learners with their Be Connected program.

As a multicultural support centre, this centre offers Be Connected in English, Hindi and Tamil.

IERA saw a need for technology classes where their members could learn digital skills in a comfortable setting.

Kingston Library is using new technology like robots and VR to inspire learning with their seniors.

Alister Willis, Library Services Officer shares his journey from volunteer to digital mentor.

KBHAC teach the Be Connected program along with many other digital literacy programs in their computer room.

Learn how Be Connected has been used to build seniors confidence using Government services online.

This Capacity Builder is supporting their students over 50 to improve their digital skills.

As we navigate social distancing, this community hall has a new patron providing essential digital health support.

The Be Connected program at Monash Men’s shed has gone from strength to strength.

With over 19 years of experience, teaching older people about technology isn't new for this Network Partner.

Learn how this organisation is adapting the program to suit their community's needs and language.

Neighbourhood Centres across Australia are joining Be Connected to help their communities get connected online. Watch this video to find out more.

Be Connected class participants return for both the digital skills and the social connections they're making.

See how Ridgehaven Rise Retirement Village are providing new opportunities for seniors living in retirement villages to learn something new.

Watch this video about the importance leveraging on the the social components of computer clubs.

Be Connected has enabled Inderjit to connect with Gurbani (Sikh prayers) websites to educate himself and connect spiritually.

Since joining Be Connected, STAR Community Services has supported nearly 300 elderly participants to learn digital skills.

As Melbourne faced another lockdown, Stay In Touch had to change their Capacity Building program to be delivered in an online format. Read about the Capacity Building program.

Read about how this computer club got a community excited about their digital skills program.

See how Be Connected is helping seniors at U3A Campbelltown stay mentally, physically and socially active,

Be Connected grants have opened up new doors for this community centre on the Gold Coast.

WEA Illawarra held a live-streamed cooking demonstration hosted by guest chef, former MasterChef participant Gina Ottaway.

This NSW Seniors' Centre finds the Be Connected program is a perfect fit for their community.

Watch how these three women are making a change and learning digital skills at their local employment service provider.

Yarra Libraries share our vision of improving digital literacy and social inclusion for older Australians.

York Community Resource Centre

York Community Resource Centre is embracing its new iPad loan program after receiving a Be Connected Digital Devices grant.