Online tournament encourages digital skills for URTU members

Transport workers union URTU has set up an online tournament to encourage members to get online and also help them increase confidence and digital skills.

URTU Online Tournament

The tournament has been organised by URTU Learning and aims to be a fun and interactive way to engage their members. It makes use of game based learning platform Kahoot!, through the unions accessible and fun digital skills quizzes, which are based around their key lifelong learning campaign themes.

New quizzes are planned to be developed every three months.

Project Manager Jeff Latham said:

We have sent this opportunity out to all contacts with an e-mail address, as a joining survey, which then automatically once completed sends them an e-mail with the Kahoot Pin code, so that participants can enter then enter the challenge.”

The instructions also include screenshots of how to download an App (Kahoot in this case) onto their Smartphones, so that people who may not have done this before can learn how to.”

Jeff explained that as well as the quizzes themselves there is the added value that taking part in the tournament may also be helping them overcome any lack of confidence in digital skills. This is particularly helpful in these difficult times where an understanding of apps, online content and digital skills is increasingly important.

Jeff said that;

The tournament will be run in three stages with the highest places being moved onto stage two round and then the final. The prestigious overall winner will receive, after lockdown, a goody bag."

So far nearly 250 have looked at the email invitation and over 30 people have already joined the challenge. Jeff is keen to continue developing the tournament and has been contacting people to find out what they feel about their experience.

If you fancy having a go at next month’s URTU Learning interactive tournament click the link.