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 northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. 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

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students
  • Workshop is delivered in a computer room

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

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