Tech Savvy Seniors - Staying Connected for Seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors - Staying Connected for Seniors

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Tech Savvy Seniors – Staying Connected for Seniors – Sydney Course

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

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. 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

Delivery Mode

  • The course is delivered in a classroom.

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