Our computer courses are designed for people who may have computers but do not feel confident using them.
We supply Laptop computers and are able to accommodate 6 students in a class. Under the present COVID rules.
All Laptops are set up to run "Windows 10" & Microsoft Office.
The lessons are held in the Annex at the Uniting Church, Robinson Rd, Aspley on Wednesdays :-
Beginners course 9.00 am – 10.30 am. Computer classes will be held in terms 1, 2 & 3. each term is a complete course however returning students will gain more from a second class.
Enrolment days are shown on the Calendar Page.
Students who would like copies of the course notes may have them. We can supply them on a CD or on a student supplied USB Memory stick. Students can refer to the beginners course and follow the class syllabus which is based on Windows 10 & Office 2010 installed on our Compaq and Toshiba ACFS class Notebooks.
The syllabus basically covers:
Week 1 Basics of computers, Windows & digital concepts
Week 2 Introduction to Programs using WORD (word processing)
Week 3 Word
Week 4 Files & File Management (Windows Explorer)
Week 5 Internet security, PC housekeeping/cleanup
Weeks 6 & 7 Internet & e-mail
(All Computer Classes are $35.00 per term.)
The lesson notes can be provided on a CD or the Students Memory Stick. They are written in a class instruction style, very basic concepts are introduced and terminology & jargon are explained in a general way.
Students are encouraged to practice what has been done in class when they are at home. This helps to consolidate the learning and prompts questions to ask at the next session.
Our tutor David is supported by volunteer assistants, so help is always close by if a student is having difficulty during and following the lesson.
The computing course has Modules covering use of some typical computer programs tailored to meet class needs. Examples are WORD, PHOTO DOWNLOADING & EDITING, INTERNET & E-MAIL.
The important subjects of FILE MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER SECURITY & MANAGEMENT are also covered.
Actual week by week contents of course subjects will be based on a majority of class needs & time limits.
Students are encouraged to discuss their learning interests with the tutor.