Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Computers, Smartphones & Tablets

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Learn computer and digital skills with our free Tech Savvy Seniors courses in Sydney!

Tech Savvy Seniors Course is a government-funded program designed to assist seniors to acquire the technical skills required for everyday life in the digital age.

If you, a friend, or a relative want to understand the wide world of the Internet and make use of its resources and social connections, then this course is for you!

We offer a short and friendly course that will open the doors to the digital world. This hands-on workshop is designed to assist you with 'everyday online tasks such as social media communication and online safety awareness.

This Introduction to computers, smartphones & tablets - beginners course is presented in a way that will make sense of once meaningless words and unusual devices. You will learn the basic parts and names used for the many things a computer or device can do for you for work or for play. Learn how different devices can be synchronized to work together and how to share things with other people, how the internet works, and all that it offers to expand your possibilities for organizing, enjoying, creating, studying, and socially interacting. What are all those other buttons on a keyboard? Are an upgrade and an update the same thing? And what are Bluetooth and WiFi and which should I use? 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.

This and other 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.

Telstra modules covered

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

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 one in and turn it on
  • launch an application
  • create and save a simple document
  • launch and use a web browser
  • identify a Tablet device
  • understand the difference between operating systems
  • identify a Smart Phone and understand its uses and limitations
  • understand Cloud computing and synchronizing your device

What will be covered in this Tech Savvy Introduction to computers, smartphones, and tablet course?

Who is this Tech Savvy Introduction to Computers course for?

The Tech Seniors program is for seniors aged 60 years and above, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander elders aged 50 years and above who:

  • 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 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!

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

NSW Government
Telstra

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