Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, althaus has remained committed to keeping its learners safe and connected, leveraging technology platforms and resources to continue to deliver exceptional learning experiences and outcomes. While the increased deployment of live e-learning and remote support has undeniably provided lifelines to individuals with the means of accessing these online services, it has also served to intensify issues for those without the necessary digital capital required to keep pace with the modern working world. Digital capital consists of any assets that enable our digital interactions: skills, knowledge, money, space and time, family and peer support, and confidence in the security and reliability of our local infrastructure.
“It is difficult to see how our society can progress into a prosperous, fair future unless we ensure that all members of it have the basic digital capital to allow them to acquire such specific skills and compete for progression on the same basis as their peers.”
– Dave Donaghy, Lead Engineer at HPE / Council Member at The Chartered Institute for IT