More from Acton Community Forum Digital Learners

We’ve had 2 more sessions with Acton Community Forum, helping Omar and the group learn more about accessing the digital world. You can see photos from the session on Flickr here.

Volunteer Jon Burnett came along to help out. Here’s his account…

“The first task ahead of our intrepid digital experimenters was to use the London Transport Museum website to access the Museum’s archive, and learn the general layout and functions of a webpage. To this end they tried blogging for the first time, commenting on a blog written by Catherine about the previous week’s visit to the Museum Depot. They checked out the present and forthcoming events at the Museum using the ‘What’s on’ tab of the website. Arguably the highlight of the session was accessing the archive of the museum from the comfort of their chairs! The full poster archive is listed online. The team were tasked with looking through some of the thousands of posters on record and finding their favourite.
Last week Omar taught his Digital Champions about using digital cameras. So this week we went back to the Depot to practise their new skills as budding digital photographers. Community Curator Catherine showed them the ropes while I made the tea in the new kitchen in the Lecture Room at the Museum Depot. The group got to walk around the stores again, this time with camera in hand to snap away at the various objects.
Two of the team had the chance to see the original posters that they had selected last week. Everyone got the chance to have their photo taken with their favourite posters on display. Our troop then went for a wander around the depot, trying new things and getting to grips with their flashes as they explored the signs, buses and trams before having a well-earned sit down in a fully restored early Metropolitan Line tube train. After a debrief, and more tea, the group will no doubt be relishing the chance to review their photos and learn more about the photography website Flickr next week.”

8 thoughts on “More from Acton Community Forum Digital Learners”

  1. This is a photo of our group in the part of the train where my Dad worked as a guard on London Undergroud many years ago. It bought back fond memories of My past.


  2. Learning to use a digital camara, and uploading to flicker was a great experience. However linking this learning experience with London Transport Museum gave us a focus that brought the whole thing to different level. We were supported by staff from the museum. They were extremely helpful and very patient. I was also inspired to do more visiting to museums.


  3. I had a very interesting course on taking photos on a digital camera especially on our visits to the London Transport Museum in Acton. It was great to see trains and buses that were used in the past and occasionally I remember that they were used when I was a young girl. I also loved the pictures that were there. I will in future put this knowledge to use, taking photos of my family and friends on holiday etc.


  4. I enjoyed the visit to the museum which expanded my knowledge of London Transport machinery and memorabilia. I wasn’t aware of the museum and what it had to offer. Taking photos on the return trip I would like to return to the open day in March and spend a longer period of time.


  5. London Transport Museum. I found the visit to the Acton transport museum very interesting, as there were buses there with destination names that I am quite familiar with, and it is good to see these items being preserved for people in the future to learn about the transport systems of the past. The tour of the building was very good as the guides were very helpful and did explain things to us.


    I found the class very educational and interesting experience. I will find this very useful as my hobby is Carnival Arts and working with my husband we often have to take images and send photos and e-mails to his clients. I think working in collaboration with the museum made it more interesting. It was an educational day to see things close up and to learn so much about the different vehicles through the ages.


  7. Nice read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!


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