Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Windows 10

Course Overview

Discover the power of Windows 10 with this introductory workshop!

Windows 10 is the latest operating system released by Microsoft that some people may be using on their computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

We will look into the new features available in Windows 10, how you can use it in your everyday life as well as some of the disadvantages.

By the end of the course, you will be familiar with using and navigating Windows 10, know four different ways of finding and starting a program, know what is new in Windows 10, what is of value to you and more!

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

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course, we will look at the following:

What’s new in Windows 10?

  • Touch screen ability – what happened to Window phones?
  • A new start button – who cares?
  • Live tiles – those squares on the right
  • A new web browser – now this is something to get excited about – Edge
  • Talk to Windows 10 with Cortana
  • Microsoft wakes up to cloud computing with OneDrive

What are the disadvantages of Windows 10?

Course outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify which Windows operating system they are running
  • Know four different ways of finding and starting a program
  • Know what is new in Windows 10 and what is of value to you
  • Argue the good and bad points of Windows 10

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge.

Prerequisite: Essential

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.

What you need to provide

Please bring:
  • Notepad and Pen

A computer with access to Windows 10 is provided. However, you can also bring your own Windows device too.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

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Step 3

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