Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Computers, Smartphones & Tablets I - Sydney Short Courses

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Computers, Smartphones & Tablets I

What you'll learn

Tech Savvy Seniors is a structured, short and friendly series of courses designed for people 60 years and older that will help open the door to the world of digital technology. 

If you or someone you know has been left behind by the digital revolution, with minimal ability or is lacking confidence with computers or mobile devices (smart phones and tablets), or even if you are a complete beginner, this course is for you!

Introduction to Computers, Smart Phones & Tablets course is presented in two parts. In an easy to follow way that helps make sense of the technology and what it offers, you’ll learn the basics of
digital technology and the many things a computer or device can do for you, for work and for play.

Part one explains what computers, laptops, mobile phones and tablets have in common and what is different, the advantage one has over the other, how you can link up and synchronise your different devices. We take the time to explain basics that are often taken for granted: When do I do a left or a right click? What are Bluetooth & WiFi and which should I use? How long will my device last? Is an upgrade and an update the same thing? What are all those other keys on the keyboard? What is “cloud” computing? What if I do the wrong thing? No question is too basic. That’s what we are here for. Don’t worry. The experienced tutor uses simple relatable language and you will do simple exercises that will build your confidence.

Learning outcomes

Using a personal computer and smart devices

By the end of this introduction to computers, smartphones & tablets course, participants should be able to:

  • identify the main parts of a computer;
  • plug in, turn it on and connect to the internet; 
  • be able to launch an application; 
  • be able to create and save a simple document;
  • be able to launch and use programs such as a web browser; 
  • be able to distinguish between computers, tablets & smart phones and understand their uses and limitations;
  • be able to understand the difference between operating systems;

Who is this Tech Savvy Introduction to Computers course for?

The Tech Seniors program is for seniors aged 60 years and above whom:

  • have little or no experience in using technologies
  • require additional skills and confidence to use and adapt to new technologies

What to bring to class

Our computer room has both Apple Mac and Windows desktop computers. You are welcome to bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone to use. You can connect to the internet through the College Wi-Fi. If you don’t know how, we will show you!

  • notepad and pen
  • details of passwords for your devices, email address and other login passwords, etc
  • a list of any specific questions you may have

Telstra modules covered

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Tablets: Android
  • Introduction to Tablets: iPhone
  • Introduction to Smartphones

This free training is funded by the NSW Government and Telstra.

NSW Government
Telstra

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