COMPUTER,TABLET & PHONE GROUP
We provide free technical support and advice to U3A members who own or are thinking of buying Windows computers or Android tablets and smart-phones, in aspects such as:
- the basics of the range of computers, tablets and smart-phones available
- employing them to find information and communicate with families and friends
- understanding some basic definitions of terms used in computing
- accessing media, maps, books etc.
- using office applications such as word-processing, spread-sheets etc.
- organisation of data-files into folders, saving and easy retrieval of same
- creating digital pictures such as diagrams, scans and photographs
- facing problems: threats from viruses, maintenance and back-up of data.
Further information on the above topics in bold can be accessed by clicking on one of the links.>>>>
- encourage beginners to develop and others to extend their computer skills
- facilitate the exchange of computer-related knowledge
- provide Group Leaders with advice and assistance as required
We meet on first and third Wednesdays of each month between 10 & 12 am in the Community Care Centre (above Stokesley Library) with free Internet access. Members normally bring their own machines, but some extra lap-tops are available if needed. Currently we have five experienced helpers, Arthur Gough, Ashley Smith, Barry Moody, Martin Sutton and David Alford.
Typically, our meetings start with a short introductory session – a talk or discussion on some topic chosen by our Group, Click the Sessions link for a list of recent topics used, together with future topics planned. However, the majority of the time is occupied by our five helpers giving one-to-one assistance as requested. Anyone seeking help and advice, or wishing to share their own computer skills with others, is welcome to come along. For further information, contact one of our helpers.