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.

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

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.