Description

The club runs for 2 hours each week. Tutoring is on a one to one basis if possible and can cover all types of device from laptops running different versions of Windows to different types of tablet (IPAD, andriods. Hudl). The subjects that our members wish to learn range from an introduction to computing to browsing the internet to find information plus online shopping.

Organisation aims and objectives

To advance the education of the public and in particular the education of older people by extending their knowledge of computing, either at home or in a group, and encouraging them to have fun using computers. To promote the welfare and relieve the needs of the older people across Scotland by providing and facilitating access to computer technology and equipment, and in furtherance of this to encourage others to pass on computer equipment to allow an older person to access online technology and services, thereby reducing social isolation.

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2 hours on a Thursday morning

Restrictions

Experience required: A knowledge of computing and a desire to tutor older people.
Travel details: Craigmillar library, 101 Niddrie mains road, Edinburgh EH16 4DS.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We can cover travel expenses each week.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training involves initial shadowing of an experienced volunteer. On an ongoing basis the Club Leader will discuss with the volunteer any gaps in knowledge and agree with them how this will be addressed. Sharing of knowledge and experience between volunteers is a key approach within the club to provide ongoing training and to keep volunteers up to date with changes in computing. Tutoring advice will principally be provided by the Club Leader

Last updated 23 days ago

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