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Developing Essential Digital skills amongst Elementary Level Learners of ESOL

Principal focus of the project

This project aimed to bridge the digital skills gap for ESOL learners by developing a short discrete Digital Skills course. 

Areas of learning
What is this about and what were the main findings?

ESOL learners who required urgent support with digital skills took part in this trial, which focussed on use of the internet, email, Zoom, Whats App and Moodle. ESOL and digital specialists developed resources that could be used across a range of devices, and designed sessions to accommodate them. The project team believes that its success was due to the way in which it was delivered by ESOL teachers rather than IT teachers.

Number of participants who worked with the project
Name(s) of authors

Islington Adult Community Learning

Name of associate programmes

OTLA Essential Digital Skills


A course was developed to enable learners to confidently access email and Zoom sessions across a range of devices.