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Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation
Hybrid working: skills for digital transformation

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Developing your confidence

Activities 11 and 12 were designed to allow you to play – there was no right or wrong way of doing them.

The Freerice website incorporates play, learning and sustainability. The site is designed to be very easy to use, so much so that they do not provide any guidance on how to use it. If you took the time to explore the menu, you will have seen that you could change the difficulty level, see information on challenges and choose different type of questions.

The game I played was about the meaning of words: this in itself developed my skills in using different words to describe something. To use this skill in future, I could challenge myself to use the alternative meaning I learned during the game, rather than the more familiar word.

A motivating factor to encourage engagement with the game is that it is supporting the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and involvement in this wider purpose may help boost your own wellbeing.

If you signed up an account you can create a group and invite members of your team or organisation to join. Or you can join the Digital Skills group, and use this tool as part of your wellbeing toolkit, for having a break, while continuing to contribute to the UN SDG.

To do this, once logged in go to the menu, select groups, and enter the following code into Join existing group: R5V4ABYR

Freerice is an educational trivia game that helps you get smarter while making a difference for people around the world. Every question you answer correctly raises 10 grains of rice for the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work saving and changing lives around the world.

Source: United Nations World Food Programme (n.d)

Drawing a person may have been more challenging, as you first had to decide which program to use, and then even if you use regularly use the word processing features of your chosen program, drawing with it may well have been an unfamiliar task. However, knowing how to insert shapes and text boxes can be useful if you want to add visual representations of information and data to your documents, so this is a digital capability worth developing.

Activities 11 and 12 gave you an opportunity to play, test your confidence, and perhaps learn a new digital skill. Trying things out is often the best way to understand how you learn and develop the capability to search for help and support, to enable you to find answers more efficiently, when you may not be able to reach out to others for help.