Free sessions explore digital world

Sessions aimed at older adults answer questions about the internet, social media, computers and mobile devices

If a new smart phone or iPad was under the tree this Christmas, or you simply want to learn more about the digital world, a series of free sessions at the University of Victoria may be the answer.

UVic’s Computer Science Department invites residents to attend a series of free courses to help gain confidence about the digital world. Sessions are aimed at older adults with little or no prior experience with computers. Adults interested in learning about devices or websites are welcome to attend. The sessions will cover Google and search engines; email; Facebook, Twitter, and the concept of social media; Microsoft Word and digital productivity; iPads, iPhones, and other mobile devices and more.

The sessions will describe digital privacy and outline steps to take to stay secure. There will be a short question period at the end of each session, time permitting. Feel free to bring suggestions for future content.

The sessions will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, March 5 and April 2 in the Engineering and Computer Science building, room ECS 258 and ECS 250. Participants can enter through the north entrance, facing away from Ring Road.

 

Those who would like to volunteer, can contact Robert at rklee@uvic.ca. More information about the sessions is posted at csc.uvic.ca/Outreach/csvp.htm.