Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Social Media - Short Courses Sydney

Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Social Media

What you'll learn

Learn how to use social media with our free Tech Savvy Seniors courses in Sydney!

Social Media describes a very broad category of websites that let you connect to family, friends, loved ones, or interest groups anywhere in the world. Sites like Facebook and Twitter let you and others share what’s happening in your lives. Other sites like YouTube and Flickr allow you to share videos or photos privately or with a worldwide audience. Video conferencing platforms like Skype and Zoom let you converse face to face with people in real-time – and for free!

This ”Introduction to Social Media” course is designed for complete beginners as well as current users of social media who want to know about the many facilities and features on offer. It takes you through the popular social media sites, what they offer and how to customise the many settings to suit your desired level of privacy and security. Why do some people use Twitter a lot and others prefer Facebook? How can I connect to an old friend whom I know is on Facebook? How do I make free video calls overseas? Is social media as bad as some people say? Is it secure? Who can see my activity? How can I turn off the nuisance notifications I keep getting? The experienced tutor uses simple relatable language and you will do simple exercises that will build your confidence.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this introduction to social media course, you should be able to:

  • Use social media simply as a consumer or as a contributor
  • Customise settings for privacy, security, and convenience
  • Know what the different media platforms are
  • Understand the pros and cons of social media platforms

Intended audience

Who is this introduction to social media course for?

The Tech Seniors program is for seniors aged 60 years and above who have little or no experience in using technology.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

Our computer room has both Apple and Windows computers. We suggest you bring:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Details of passwords for your devices, email address if you have one, and any other login 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 Social Media Part 1;
  • Introduction to Social Media Part 2.

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

NSW Government

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