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Scenarios and action planning

Champions and mentors split into three island groups each representing a small, medium and or large island. They were given the tasks:

1 Invent a typical island

  • who is there
  • what is happening
  • how interested are they
  • what challenges are there

2 Pass the scenario to the next group.

During this time the strategy group developed and presented strategic objectives to all groups.

3 Use the cards and you own ideas to create an action plan with 15 point budget.

  • After choosing cards, consider the resources of skills, support, funding needed
  • Ask the resource group how they can help

4 During this time the strategy group developed its own plan

using the cards - no budget limit - in order to establish their priorities.

5 Report back to the group that gave you the scenario

The cards title, with budget points, were

  • Trouble shooting 1
  • Helpdesk 2
  • Web correspondents 1
  • Tutor support 1
  • Champions procedures 1
  • Champion support 1
  • Needs research 2
  • Visioning workshops 2
  • 2000 Friends forums 1
  • Virtual twinning 1
  • Online learning 2
  • Services online 3
  • Multimedia projects 2
  • Island websites 1
  • E-commerce 2
  • Family projects 1
  • Local history and genalogy 1
  • Stories on the web 1
  • E-mail newsletters 1
  • Online participation 2
  • Youth projects 1
  • Ask the experts 1

See the cards in full here.

Below are the strategic objectives, scenarios and action plans, linked together for clarity. Additional card ideas - and amendments - generated by groups are shown in italics.

Strategic objectives

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![](images/nai17.png)   While the island groups were developing island scenarios, the the strategy group developed a set of objectives which were then reported to each of the other groups. The aim was to provide overall guidance on the aims of the Digital Community project that could inform more local action plans developed for the islands.
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The following strategic objectives were developed by the strategy group

  1. Maximum participation - PC for all who want one
  2. Create confidence in basic Internet use
  3. Create a central focus point for the project
  4. Secure funding - sustainability
  5. Stimulate social interaction via community groups/support networks
  6. Community ownership of the project
  7. Bridge the geographic divide - access to online resources and services
  8. FUN!
  9. Opportunities to develop all interests
  10. Attracting inward investment via tourism/employment opportunities
  11. Promote the area as a great place to live
  12. Provide all the support we can to the community

The strategy group also created their their own action plan, using all of the cards

Strategic action plan                              <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Short**</span>                                 <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Medium**</span>                           <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Long**</span>
###### High                                        <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Needs research</span>                            <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Youth projects</span>                        
                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Tutor support</span>                             <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Help desk</span>                            
                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Online participation</span>                      <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Visioning workshops</span>                  
                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Champion support</span>                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Web correspondents</span>                   
                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Trouble shooting</span>                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Stories on the web</span>                   
                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Resolve connectivity issues*</span>   <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Portal full of content*</span>   
<span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Medium**</span>                                                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Online learning</span>                      <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Ask the experts</span>
                                                                                                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Island websites</span>                      <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Champion procedures</span>
                                                                                                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">2000Friends forum</span>                    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">History and genealogy</span>
                                                                                                                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Virtual Twinning</span>                     <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Family projects</span>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Low**</span>                                                                                      <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Email newsletters</span>                    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">E-commerce</span>
                                                                                                                                                                                                              <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Services online</span>
                                                                                                                                                                                                              <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Multimedia projects</span>
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The island of Llum - population 2000


  • Many businesses
  • Lots of tourism - seasonal employment
  • Far flung population - many small communities
  • Ageing and rising population
  • Schools - falling rolls
  • Transport - (problems of) access to services
  • High prices particularly petrol
  • Cost of upgrading (off mainland post charges)
  • Low income (Especially related to house prices)
  • Lack of IT professionals

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    >Llum action plan</span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Short**</span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Medium**</span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Long**</span>

    ###### High                                                                                           <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Helpdesk</span>                                                                    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Trouble shooting</span>                                                    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Online participation</span>
                                                                                                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Champion support</span>                                                            <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Needs research</span>                                                      <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Visioning workshop</span>
                                                                                                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Champion procedures</span>                                                                                                                                                                   
    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Medium**</span>                                                      <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Computer - provide training for self help*</span>                       <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Island websites</span>                                                      
    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Low**</span>                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Resources** (added by the group after priorising the cards)</span>   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Planning pf project in detail</span>                                               <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Conduct surveys - (disability, infrastructure) - external</span>            
                                                                                                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Local digichamps - establishing early (too much delay in current project)</span>   <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Analyse the data - external</span>                                         
                                                                                                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Technical assistance</span>                                                        <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Use of existing digi comms to illustrate how new project can work</span>   
                                                                                                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Hardware/software for digichamps (to assist with support)</span>                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Analyse costs</span>                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                          <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Guidelines for digichamps</span>                                                                                                                                                             
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                           Groups were asked by facilitator David Wilcox (left) to choose cards that provided appropriate ideas to tackle issues in their island scenarios, and then use planning sheets to order along timelines and establish priorities.
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## The island of Corran - two hours from Oban

Size - 20 x 7 miles

Population 600 (200 retired, 40 primary school children)

Facilities - three churches (more pubs) two shops, Post Office. Primary school, hall, doctor, landing strip

Business: 20 B&Bs, 20 self-catering, pottery, four artists, farms, fishing, crafting, tourism, service, conservation, coffee shop, craft centre, boat trips, sea fishing, building.

Community - community groups: play group, golf, drama, music, writers, historical society

Challenges -Phone line - patchy Internet service

  • No further education facilities
  • Cost and difficulties of materials being delivered
  • Range of skills lacking
  • ‘Drop outs’ when free ISP access stops
  • Infrequent health care visits
  • Digital champion(s) stretched
  • Businesses are dependent on tourism/passing trade

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    >Corran action plan</span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Short**</span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Medium**</span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Long**</span>

    ###### High <span style=“font-size:10.0pt;color:red”

    >*Marketing and community coordinator*</span> <span style="font-size:10.0pt">E-commerce</span>  

                                                               <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Infrastructure deployment*</span>             <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Trouble shooting <span style="color:red">*(with training)*</span></span>       
                                                               <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Long term vision -\>\>*</span>                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                       <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Long term vision -\>\>*</span>                                     <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Long term vision -\>\>*</span>
    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Medium**</span>           <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Island websites</span>                                   <span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:red">*Lobbying and fundraising for more money - sustainability*</span>    
                                                               <span style="font-size:10.0pt">Web correspondents</span>                                                                                                                                             
    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**Low**</span>                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    <span style="font-size:10.0pt">**resources**</span>                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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## Group-generated card ideas in more detail

Marketing and community co-ordinator

Infrastructure deployment

The island of Atlantis - small island 12 x 6 miles

Two main settlements

300 population.

Three hours from the mainly, Ferry twice a week

Problems of Atlantis

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