Free ICT course at Clutha library
Clutha District libraries is holding free computer training sessions, starting this month.
The pilot programme will kick off with Computer Basics, targeting absolute beginners, on Tuesday November 14, 6pm - 8pm at the Balclutha Library, and will be repeated the next morning, Wednesday November 15, 10am - 12 noon.
Clutha District Libraries have been in negotiation with the 20/20 Trust for providing the Stepping Up digital literacy programme to the Clutha community. Classes are limited to just six participants, and all modules are designed to be two hours long.
The first session covers core functions of a computer and file management:
· Desktop, log-on and passwords · Using a mouse and keyboard · Files and folders
· Automatic updates
· Basic troubleshooting
· How to run a disk clean-up, disk defragmenter and error-checking
The November 21-22 module covers email, and is intended for people who do not already have an email account:
· Create a free email account
· Navigate around your email account
· Add an address to your contacts list
This will be followed up with how to use the email account on November 28-29 and will cover:
· Sending, receiving, replying and forwarding emails
· Sending, receiving and saving an attachment
· Creating folders and groups · Recognising SPAM and other potentially harmful email
The December 5-6 modules will cover Word 1 text formatting skills:
· Use Microsoft Word to enter, select and format text
· Create, save documents
The purpose of the programme is to provide free information and communications technology - ICT training opportunities for people in communities who are seeking to digitally upskill to improve employment opportunities or enhance their lives. Balclutha librarians will use the pilot programme to get an idea of the likely demand and suitable times, with a view to holding sessions at other libraries in the district, and more advanced modules.
Anyone interested contact Balclutha Library. and retrieve