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Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Tablets

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Tablets

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Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Tablets

Looking (and working) a lot like a super-sized smartphones, tablets are a revolutionary new way of accessing the internet, playing games and communicating. Although they fit in your hands and are light enough to carry around, they can do a lot of the very same things your computer can do. You can browse the web, play games, send and receive emails – even type letters. It’s all controlled using a touchscreen: to get things done, you simply touch the screen. Owning a tablet means you really can take your computer with you wherever you go; they’re also convenient to use when sitting on a couch. You can even lie in bed and read a book that you’ve loaded onto the tablet.

Course Outline

In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate the web using a tablet device. You will learn the differences between a PC and a tablet and how the two can work together. You’ll also learn how to start up programs on your tablet, connect wirelessly to the internet and how to navigate using a virtual keyboard.

Topics include:

  • What’s a tablet, and how is it different to a PC
  • A brief guide to different tablet models: iPad, Android and Windows
  • Using a touchscreen and understanding gesture control
  • Setting up your tablet to connect to the internet
  • Using the tablet’s web browser and onscreen keyboard
  • Adding apps and media from online stores

Course Outcome

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Start up a tablet
  • Connect it to the internet
  • Unlock it
  • Start applications
  • Browse the web
  • Use simple gestures
  • Install new apps

What to Bring

  • Notepaid and pen
  • An internet-connected tablet computer is supplied by the workshop organisers. You may need to share a computer with others in the workshop.

Prerequisite: Desirable

  • No prior knowledge of using a Tablet is required

Delivery Mode

  • Workshop is delivered in a computer room – involving a combination of teacher demonstration and practical work.