Tech Savvy Seniors - Staying Connected for Seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors - Staying Connected for Seniors

$10 Limited inc GST
Tech Savvy Seniors - Staying Connected for Seniors

<p><h3> Tech Savvy Seniors – Staying Connected for Seniors – Sydney Course </h3></p><p><strong>Online learning options now available</strong></p><p>Technology has come a long way! With just a touch of

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Participants must be over 60 years old. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded in partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra
$10 Limited inc GST
Tech Savvy Seniors - Staying Connected for Seniors

<p><h3> Tech Savvy Seniors – Staying Connected for Seniors – Sydney Course </h3></p><p><strong>Online learning options now available</strong></p><p>Technology has come a long way! With just a touch of

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Participants must be over 60 years old. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded in partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra

Online learning option now available – join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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Tech Savvy Seniors – Staying Connected for Seniors – Sydney Course

Online learning options now available

Technology has come a long way! With just a touch of a button, you can be informed about the latest news around the world. You can even stay connected with family and friends while remotely separated using video, phone call, text message or email.

This session walks you through the internet’s most popular applications that help you to keep connected to your friend and loved ones.

Most of these applications are ‘Apps’ that you can download from the App store onto your phone or tablet.

Some of the apps we will look at are:

  • Messages (SMS messaging)
  • FaceTime (video call)
  • WhatsApp (text messaging, sending photos and videos, and video calls)

There are many other apps we will comment on:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook Messenger
  • WeChat
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • TikTok
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

We will look into:

  • Text Messaging
  • Sharing photos
  • Phone communications and
  • Visual communications (talking and seeing)

Using the following Apps:

  • Messages
  • FaceTime
  • WhatsApp
  • And others depending on the interests of the class

Remember, some apps allow many different ways of communicating, so one app may solve all your needs – text, photo sharing, voice and visual communications.

Course Outcome

By the end of this class you should be able to better communicate with your family and friends using the internet and Apps on your phone/tablet.

What to bring

Please bring:

  • Notepad and pen
  • The device you want to use to communicate with others. (i.e. Apple iPhone / iPad or Android phone / tablet)

Prerequisite

  • A basic understanding of how to use your personal computer or smart device (Apple iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet)
  • An understanding of how to download apps onto your phone or tablet
  • Have the apps of your choice installed on your phone or tablet.
  • Basic experience with using the internet
  • An understanding of what applications your family and friends use (before class, ask your family and friends what Apps they use to communicate. This will help you to best communicate back with them!)
  • No prior knowledge of Social Media is assumed

Important Information

Please note: For the Online Class, you will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

This course is delivered in the following modes:

  • Face to face class: delivered in a computer room involving a combination of teacher demonstration and practical work.
  • Online class: delivered over Zoom’s video conferencing platform.

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.