Coffee Cakes and Computers - Learn My Way Courses
A series of computer-based courses, based around the Learn My Way system, will be held at the Village Hall, on Tuesdays mornings, as detailed in the schedule below. The sessions begin at 10am, and last until 12 noon.
The cost for each session is £3 to include Tea/coffee and a slice of cake (Usually home made)
If you have any queries, please contact Adrian Hickinbottom email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1 Using your computer/ipad/tablet/smart phone.
A very basic course including how to switch a computer on, how to use a keyboard and mouse and how to navigate through the screen.
Week 2 Online basics
How to get the most out of the internet including on-line forms, using e-mail and using search engines such as Google.
Week 3 More Internet Skills
This is how you might use Online shopping to get your food deliveries. Learn how to see as well as talk to Uncle Fred in Australia by using video calling Facetime or Skype. For those that are interested there is a section on social media such as Facebook and twitter. (But perhaps you would prefer to miss this bit!)
Week 4 Improving your health
Many GP surgeries are now allowing you to make appointments or order repeat prescriptions on-line services online. Learn how to register for this service.
Week 5 Using Public Services
This will help you to find out how to contact your local council to help improve local services, report potholes or street light problems. There is also a section regarding Blue badge applications.
Week 6 Office Programmes- Word
This enables you to type documents from letters to your autobiography. Some computers have a microphone that allows you to dictate your document. You can make letters more interesting by adding pictures. Scan old ones or download from your smart phone.
Week 7 Office Programmes- Excel
This is a spreadsheet, it allows you to keep accounts, check your budget, see how your food or utilities bill is changing.
Week 8 Office Programmes- PowerPoint
This allows you to make presentations. Perhaps you give talks on Trains, stamps or needlework.
Powerpoint helps you add pictures or videos to your presentation. You can use it to show friends your holiday snaps on the television rather than crowding round your smart phone.