Formerly the Computer Group
Facilitator: David Harrison on 07785 524683
The meetings of the group are organised into two sessions per fortnight, one session is held on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30pm, in the 1st Meeting Room at the City URC Church in Windsor Place. The other session is held on Thursdays from 2:00-3:30pm, in the 1st Meeting Room at the church. If possible, members meet regularly on either a Tuesday or a Thursday. Because the room is not always available, if you do not attend the group regularly check the Calendar for the meeting dates and contact David before attending for the first time.
Digital Technologies are to be found in nearly every aspect of modern life - TVs, HiFi, cars, smart homes, cameras, phones and computers of course, and the impact they have on society, culture and economics is truly incredible, as is the way that information is stored, processed and shared in different media forms, software applications and networks.
The aim of the Group is to help members understand and use their digital devices and particularly the Internet more confidently. They are encouraged to bring these to the meetings and to use the WiFi network in the room. A friendly, relaxed and sociable atmosphere is encouraged. There is no formal pattern of instruction or lecturing, more a sharing of knowledge. However, at the start of each term a loose schedule of themes to cover is agreed.
Sessions usually start with a round up of technology news and events which everyone is invited and encouraged to contribute to. Topics covered in meetings often get written up on the Thought grazing blog and between meetings, discussion and issues can take place in our private Google+ Community.
One off “seminars” also feature occasionally as do visits, and recent sessions have included
- Internet security and passwords
- Upgrading your laptop’s memory and hard disk
- Problems with WiFi connections and how the internet works.