The Community Technology Group consists of three independent activities. U3A members can be involved in one or more of these activities without being involved in all three of them. Overall, we are concerned about technology in our lives and how we can become involved to maximize the benefits for the community. Further details of each activity can be found in the relevant pages on this site.
Brief outlines are given here.
ComTech1: Boost your IT Skills
Members of this activity work in a ‘community of practice’ to develop their skills and become more proficient in using IT, learning from and with the other members of the group.
To go to the ComTech1 page, click here:
More information about communities of practice can be found here: https://bit.ly/1S0q20y
ComTech2: Physical Computing
Physical Computing is sensing and controlling the physical world with computers. In this activity we work on practical projects to put these principles into practice.
To go to the ComTech2 page, click here:
More information about physical computing can be found here: https://bit.ly/2I10JNF
Usability is the ease of use and learn-ability of a human-made object such as a tool or device. In our current project we are looking at the usability of the NHS App which has been designed to enable patients to communicate with their surgery.
To go to the ComTech3 page, click here:
More information about usability can be found here: https://bit.ly/2YH1VfB