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New £1m data fund to help businesses harness tech
A new £1m skills and training fund has been opened up to support businesses as they retrain people for future job roles as Scotland transitions to a data-driven economy.
The Scottish Government-backed fund will help small firms to upskill and re-skill their workforces in a range of data analytics, data science, and other data-related activities.
New Funding to Support Data Literacy for Scottish SMEs
Initially launched in Edinburgh and south-east Scotland through the City Region Deal, The Data Lab’s Data Skills for Work programme has been awarded an additional £100k of funding to roll out our Data Skills Credits across Scotland to support the SME workforce to upskill and reskill.
Funding is available for employers and for training providers. Applications to both funds will close at 5pm on Monday 8th March 2021.
Panorama Project Releases Immersive Media & Books 2020 Research Report
The Panorama Project, a cross-industry publishing initiative, released Immersive Media & Books 2020 a comprehensive market study that gauges the role of books and consumer engagement by age groups, ethnicity, and more. This report contains survey data from 4,300+ pre-qualified respondents and was authored by Dr. Rachel Noorda and Dr. Kathi Inman Berens, faculty members of the Portland State University graduate program in Book Publishing.
How to Make Money on YouTube
How do you make money on YouTube? It isn’t that easy and it can take years to build up your followers and to monetize the content you create. But there are some key steps you can take so that your channel can make money today. We’ve taken the time to break it down so you can figure out how to make money on YouTube and gain a deep understanding of YouTube video monetization.
Digital guide: Working with suppliers to create digital content
Working with suppliers, and harnessing the benefits of their specialist expertise, is fundamental to the effective operation of organisations within the heritage sector.
The aim of this guide is to help heritage organisations navigate copyright properly so that they know and understand what they can do with the content that is commissioned.
Lockdown streaming drives entertainment sales to £9bn – and fastest growth rate since records began
Locked down Britain turned to digital music, video and games in record numbers in 2020, increasing entertainment revenues by 16.8% to a record £9.05bn
Survey of 3D digital heritage repositories and platforms
A survey of relevant features from eight institutional and eleven commercial online 3D repositories in the scholarly field of 3D digital heritage. Presents a critical review of their hosting services and 3D model viewer features.
Proposes six features to enhance services of 3D repositories to support the GLAM sector, heritage scholars andheritage communities.
Check out the wide range of screen resources including working as a supporting artist, film finance, zoom guide and much more...
Creativity will be key to competing against AI in the future workforce - here's how
As our adoption of automation increases, creativity is set to become ever-more important. Creativity is a uniquely human trait that no algorithm can replace.
By focusing on education, retraining and workplace tools, we can prepare for a future of work in which success depends on creativity.
Increasing data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children
This scheme temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.
Nancy Baym – Playing to the Crowd
Nancy Baym is a pioneer of internet research. She joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber on the interview stage to discuss her book, her career, her life as a seriously dedicated music fan - and a researcher in the study of online communities, social media and communication.
Vodafone gives small businesses free broadband for 2021
12 months free broadband available to all small businesses, including existing Vodafone customers.
OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020
The OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020 examines trends and analyses emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy.
Life under lockdown - studying uses of media and technology
The lockdown caused significant changes to all aspects of daily life.
Digital Boost / Business Gateway
Businesses can access free digital consultants, online training and a wide range of support to help their business adapt and change.
Free Courses in Scotland
All free courses in Scotland. From Digital Marketing, Event Planning, IT user skills, Understanding Mental Health and much more.
Find out more here...
Broadband – Highlands and Islands
Around 80% of homes and businesses, in more than 290 communities across every part of the Highlands and Islands, can access superfast broadband.
The 2020 State of Digital Selling
Digital has long been a key ingredient in sales teams’ success, even before disruptive technologies made digital transformation a business-wide imperative.
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