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Introduction to Tablets - Android

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? Tablets are a revolutionary new way of accessing the internet, playing games and communicating. They can do a lot of the things your computer can do, and they can be used or carried pretty much anywhere. This workshop is for people who have never used a tablet but are interested in finding out what they can do. You don’t need to have a lot of PC or mobile smartphone experience. WHAT YOU’LL NEED Each workshop attendee will need an iPad, or be able to share... [More]

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Introduction to Smartphones - Android

In his workshop, you will learn the basics of how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touchscreen. You will learn how to turn the phone on and off, make and receive calls, add a contact and look up a contact, and change the volume on the phone. You will also learn briefly about apps, what they are, how to download them, and the costs associated with them. What you’ll need: An internet-connected smartphone An existing Google account (or Google ID), for downloading apps... [More]

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Introduction to Transport Apps (NSW)

In this workshop you’ll learn what an app is, and how to use three different transport apps for trains, buses and other forms of public transport to get around. We’ll look at three of the more popular apps in this workshop: Transport for NSW Trip Planner Opal Travel Moovit It is important to note that here are other transport apps available, with similar functions, that you are able to investigate via https://transportnsw.info/apps. Note this class is for seniors aged over 60.... [More]

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Managing Digital Assets

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? You will almost certainly have important digital assets, including online accounts or memberships and files stored on a smartphone, computer, tablet or other digital device, as well as in the cloud. So, it’s very likely that this workshop is for you. Indeed, it’s for very nearly everyone. WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP A laptop, smartphone or tablet with internet access. Your passwords and other logon information for your online activities, such as... [More]

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Sharing Photos and other attachments online

In this workshop we’ll cover using email and Facebook to share your photos and files. First up, we’ll look at how to attach files to your emails. Second, we’ll look at how you can use your Facebook account (if you have one) to upload individual photos and entire photo albums to the web, for viewing by anybody on your friends list – or in the world, if you choose. What you’ll need: An internet-connected laptop or desktop computer; either your own or supplied by the workshop... [More]

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Introduction to Online Shopping and Banking - Part I

SHOPPING AND BANKING ON THE WEB You no longer need to head to the bank branch to perform every transaction, and you can buy just about anything you need online without ever stepping outside your door. You can transfer money, pay bills, buy groceries and other goods, and even make all your travel arrangements online. WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? You know that you can shop, bank and pay bills online, and are interested to learn more and try it yourself. You want to know how to find... [More]

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Computer Beginners

Hardly touched a computer and want to learn? Our patient, caring teachers are very experienced at making ‘computer phobic’ learners comfortable with using a computer. This course will take you from how to use a mouse, explain how things work, learn how to open and shut down computers and programs. HKCC has received funding to run low-fee courses for Seniors 60+ under the Tech Savvy Seniors Program – a NSW Government initiative in partnership with Telstra. Pre-requisite None Outcome... [More]

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"Digital Technology Skills for English as a second language speakers (Beginners)"

Learn digital and English language skills! This course is for for English as a second language speakers at a Beginners Level. Be Connected training is fully funded by the Australian Government for learners over the age of 50. [More]

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Introduction to NSW Seniors Card Website

OVERVIEW If you’re a NSW resident over the age of 60, you may already be well aware of the benefits of the Seniors Card/Senior Savers Card. Having a Seniors Card gives you access to major discounts with thousands of stores and government services, from transport, to insurance, to groceries, to plumbing and other services. The introduction of the Senior Savers Card is available for those who are working more than 20 hours of work per week and not yet eligible for the Seniors Card.... [More]

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How to use QR Codes

In this class you will learn to use your smart phone to scan a QR code, whether for contact tracing, to access a menu at a restaurant or visit a website.  What you'll need:  An internet-connected smartphone Note this class is for seniors aged over 60. Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Community College has received funding to run these low-fee courses under the Tech Savvy Seniors Program – a NSW Government initiative in partnership with Telstra. Photo ID is required. [More]

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