Monday IT Club - Moving on with Digital

Ref: C2225226

A progression course to solve the jargon and conundrums we all face when trying to find our way around a computer. Learn everything from switching on to all you need to know about Social Media!

Additional information about this course

There are no requirements to attend this course.

Course aim

To extend learning and skills gained in the previous Monday IT Club course and continue building confidence both individually and as a group. In addition to office and photo editing software, further progress emailing skills and build contact lists.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Using Email - creating a free email account online, managing your InBox, sending, receiving and forwarding. Create a Contacts Group to send email to multiple recipients. Attaching files and photos to an email.
  • Create a slide presentation using PowerPoint program. Use of copyright free images from a royalty-free website - learn to download and use these safely. Also text input, slide transitions and animations.
  • Digital Photography & Photo Editing - learn basic camera techniques and uploading captured images to computer. Learn ditigal photo editing skills eg. crop, rotate, retouching, overlays.
  • Social Media - Twitter & Pinterest. Explore the benefits of using at least one of these on a daily basis to keep pace of both news and social activities. View and uploade to the course Padlet blog and news page will increase these skills.
  • Word Processing & File Management - create evidence documents for weekly tasks and exercises to display on Padlet board. Create rudimentary filing system with folders and sub-folders or organise your work.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • A Padlet board will be set up for the course to both share resources and record progress of students by means of file uploads.

What else do I need to know?

  • Some handouts will be given but a notebook and pen would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Monday IT Club - Moving on with Digital Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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