Finding a beginner’s computer course in your local area.
Rachel answers Doug’s question about finding a beginner’s computer course in his local area and offers some different ways he can help his wife to become computer savvy.
I have a 66 year old wife who is wishing to learn how to operate her emails, Facebook etc .I have been trying to find her a course close to our suburb Katoomba in New South Wales. Her health is not the best for walking long distances. My own experience with computers is limited. Could you please advise or suggest the avenues to try? Thank you.
A. I think it’s exciting that your wife has decided to learn more about using a computer – it can open up such a wealth of information and interaction. I would first suggest reading some simple how-to articles online, so that she can get a feel for what it is she wishes to learn through a computer course. These may be of some use, as they are simple and easy to follow:
If you wish to look more generally at computer courses, the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) offers quite a bit of useful information on finding a course near you.
Have you found a good beginner’s computer course in your local area? How did you find it? Do you think it is better to take a class or to teach yourself?
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