Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to the Internet

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For people who didn’t grow up with computers, the internet can seem like a scary place. There is a world of unfamiliar jargon and new ways of communicating to contend with, and sometimes it can seem overwhelming. The truth is, however, that the internet has become quite user-friendly in recent years, and anybody is capable of accessing millions of websites, sending emails, shopping and banking online, and much more.

We offer a free, short, and friendly structured series of courses designed for people 60 years and older that will open the door to the world of digital technology. Tech Savvy Seniors Course is a government-funded program designed to assist seniors to acquire the basic technical skills required in everyday life in the digital age.

This introduction to the internet course will walk you through the very basics of the internet: how it works, how to get online, how to use ”search” functions like Google in different ways to find specific things, and how to use the facilities available in a web browser. At the end of this course, you should be able to easily and comfortably use the internet from any computer or mobile device to access all that it offers for enjoying, creating, communicating, learning and socially interacting. What is a web browser? Is the internet using up my mobile data? Are all web browsers the same? What are the little symbols on my web browser? How do I download documents from a website? How can I access my favourite websites quickly? Can I use free public WiFi safely? 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.

This and other Tech-Savvy courses in the series are designed to assist you with 'everyday' tasks such as communication, social media, online safety awareness, entertainment and simply keeping your documents and correspondence organised.

These workshops are supported by the Department of Family and Community Services, State Training Services, and the Department of Education and Communities.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Introduction to the internet course, you should be able to:

  • understand how the internet works
  • use search engines like Google efficiently
  • use the main functions in any internet web browser

Who is this Tech Savvy Introduction to the Internet 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 computers. We suggest you bring:

  • notepad and pen
  • details of passwords for your devices, email address and other log in passwords etc
  • a list of any specific questions you may have
  • you are welcome to bring your own laptop, tablet and smartphone to use. You can connect to the internet through the College Wi-Fi. If you don’t know how, we will show you!

Telstra modules covered

  • Introduction to the Internet Part 1
  • Introduction to the Internet Part 2

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

NSW Government

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