Seniors are invited to the University of Victoria this fall and winter for a series of free sessions exploring today’s digital world.

UVic hosts free seniors’ computer course

The University of Victoria’s computer science department offers free courses to help seniors gain confidence in today’s digital world

The University of Victoria’s computer science department offers a series of free courses to help seniors gain confidence in today’s digital world.

The sessions are designed for those 60 and older with little or no prior experience with computers.

Among the topics covered will be:  Google and search engines; email; Facebook, Twitter and the concept of social media; Microsoft Word and digital productivity; and more.

Each session will have a component on online privacy and outline steps to take to stay secure in the online world.

A short question period at the end of each session will be held, as time permits.

Organizers also welcome suggestions for future content and improvements.

The sessions will be held on Saturdays, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Engineering and Computer Science building, room ECS 258 and ECS 250.

 

Please enter through the north entrance, facing away from Ring Road. For more information, visit csc.uvic.ca/Outreach/csvp.htm.