Links to Resources

If you are stuck and  all else fails ask the crowd  (i.e. google it).  Almost certainly someone else has solved your problem and put the solution in the cloud (e.g. you might ask: how can I use my phone to connect my laptop to the internet? This is a very handy thing to do.)

Useful practice links:

Using a mouse http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm

Typing http://www.typingclub.com

Here are links to sites mentioned in our training materials:

Federal Government Digital Literacy for Older Australians:  https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/

Broadband for Seniors Wiki https://bfsv.wikispaces.com/

Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors https://www.telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs http://www.ascca.org.au/

Self-Teach Videos https://www.telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors/start-learning

Go Digi https://www.godigi.org.au/

The Digital Champions Network: https://www.digitalunite.com/

The UK Goodthings Foundation resources https://www.learnmyway.com/

Some ways to help seniors can be seen on these websites

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11200872/10-ways-to-help-older-people-use-the-internet.html

https://myageingparent.com/technology/communication/how-to-help-elderly-use-computers/

E-safety

https://www.esafety.gov.au/esafety-information/games-apps-and-social-networking

Stay smart online: https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/internet/stay-smart-online

https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/

Learn how to use popular websites

https://techboomers.com/

Things to consider for the main choices of device

PCs https://www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/news-opinions/video/Computing-Which-computer-is-right-for-me

Tablets; https://www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/news-opinions/video/Tablets-An-introduction-to-tablets

For older people who can get there, free and low cost courses are available at TAFE, Libraries, Broadband for Seniors’ Kiosks, NSW Tech Savvy Seniors, WEA, ACE

Internet Options:

Some general information is provided at the link below or more specific advice from Internet Providers.

https://digitalunite.com/guides/using-internet-0/connecting-internet/how-connect-internet

If there is more than one device in the house the client may be interested in a home network – see: https://www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/news-opinions/video/Home-networking-Overview-why-a-home-network

Videos (a small sample – there are lots more if you search)

Basics of the Desktop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwsKeoXOa9I

Basics of windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPvguaEjTAU

Computer basics on Windows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e55EQ1xHYbI

Windows 7 basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odLZiGf-6bY

Windows 10 basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZqKyhfD7-E

Touchscreen basics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MewousGaE_Y

Seniors as Web Users: https://www.nngroup.com/articles/usability-for-senior-citizens/

My Support for Seniors http://www.mys4s.com/

Tech enhanced Life  https://www.techenhancedlife.com/