Showing posts with label computers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label computers. Show all posts

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Computer classes now available on YouTube

I've made the decision to video all my classes so that the students can watch at home and reinforce their learning without the pressure of being in class. This is the first set of teachings I've released publicly. I first started using Excel even before it was called Excel. That was in 1988 when it was known as Lotus 123. I used to manage several commercial high rise buildings I was responsible for back in the day. My then Boss thought I was crazy wanting to use the computer. The company only had the one computer, and of course there wasn't any internet. It just sat in the corner accumulating dust. Maybe there was some kudos factor I wasn't aware of. Anyhow we put the old girl to work and within a few months I had all the finances loaded and all the sheets linked.

If you are not sure what Excel is, its all about spreadsheets. You can use spreadsheets for household and business budgets, anything where there are numbers and more numbers. Its one of those programs I have enjoyed using over the years. To watch the class, click the video below, then click the "Play all" button.
Hope you find this useful. Let me know what you think. And please give the video the Thumbs-up. Ratings really help me a lot with YouTube. #ndyvcc

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

"Facebook for Small Business" 3 hour workshop this Thursday the 29th

If anyone is interested I'm doing a 3 hour workshop this Thursday titled "#Facebook for small business" at Mt Evelyn. It goes from 1 to 4 pm and will be a combination of information and action. Call Vanessa today on 03 9736 1457 and book your seat. #ndyvcc

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Digital Literacy for the Elderly

Yesterday I got chatting with a group of ostensibly older men about their passion for Engineering. Inevitably the conversation moved to the internet and one very interesting point was brought to my attention.

  • Less than half of the Engineers in the group have or use email.
I was amazed. It just hadn't occurred to me that the advanced years of this group would roughly equate to a degree of isolation, at least from the internet perspective.
I guess the thing that really came home for me was the need to train as many of the "Silent Generation" and the "Baby Boomers" as possible and are willing, to connect with each other and loved ones via the internet.

The Engineers went on to indicate that learning the internet was out of the question, too much, too late and so on. But I have to disagree. These guys are so capable. They can rescue an old piece of rusting iron from beyond the black stump, and work away at it until it purrs like a kitten. Anyone that can do that, can learn to send an email. In about 30 minutes I reckon. In my humble opinion. #ndyvcc