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Digital Literacy Classes for Seniors

Digital technology, including smart phones and iPads, have become important tools to keep us socially connected during the pandemic. Kingston Council is offering face to face workshops for older people to develop their digital literacy, in small groups, adhering to strict COVID safe protocols.

Training will be provided on Apple iPads and these can be borrowed from Kingston Libraries for the duration of the program.

The program is aimed at seniors (aged 55+) who are not confident in the digital world but who are enthusiastic to learn. Beginners and seniors with little or no digital skills are encouraged to register.

The program, beginning in March, is free and runs weekly for 8 weeks at Chelsea and Dingley Libraries (excluding public holidays) at the following times:

Chelsea Library:10.30am to 12 noon Mondays beginning 1 March

Dingley Village Library:10.30am to 12 noon Wednesdays beginning 3 March

You need to be able to commit to all 8 sessions, to be keen to learn and willing to practice at home. Workshops will involve some reading, some exercises, some discussion, and hands-on. We hope you will learn and have some fun at the same time.

Content covered will be in part driven by participants' interests but will include:

  • Differences between devices
  • Finding your way around an ipad, using apps, etc.
  • Using the internet, search engines
  • Safety online
  • Email accounts
  • Keeping in touch with others - zoom, facetime, skype, sending photos
  • Important websites to be aware of
  • Wifi and mobile data

For more information or to register your interest about participating, please contact Kingston Libraries ☎ 1300 135 668 or ✉ library@kingston.vic.gov.au.

One-off one on one sessions with a skilled Librarian to learn a specific skill are also possible. Please contact Kingston Libraries for more information.

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