Revisiting BFS webinars


All BFS webinars are recorded and made available via the Adult Learning Australia website. Below is a list of the BFS webinars conducted to date. Each is linked to the recorded webinar.

2014


BFS webinar: Creating a web presence using Wordpress

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BFS webinar: Discover more about YouTube

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BFS webinar: iPad out of the box

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BFS webinar: Introduction to eBay and online shopping

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BFS webinar: PowerPoint design techniques

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BFS webinar: Living online in the 21st Century – Proceed with care

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BFS webinar: Using Twitter for networking and marketing

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BFS webinar: Online activities to keep minds active

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BFS webinar: Getting to know your Android tablet

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BFS webinar: Planning your next trip with Internet mapping

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BFS webinar: An introduction to digital photo editing

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BFS webinar: Don't hate Windows 8

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BFS webinar: Go volunteer: Tricks and tips for recruiting BFS volunteers

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BFS webinar: Training seniors with video

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Resource: Geoff's further resources

2013


BFS webinar: The need for speed

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BFS webinar: Helping seniors with disabilities get online

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BFS webinar: Working with Windows 8

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BFS webinar: Exploring Windows 8

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BFS webinar: Lifelong Learning and Adult Learning Principles

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BFS webinar: Introduction to Windows 8


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BFS webinar: Capturing the essence of Jing - Georgina Nou
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This session was all about how volunteer tutors can record some of their lesson for seniors using Jing.

BFS webinar: Beginner's guide to Pinterest - Wanasai Hunn / Penny Bentley

This session was all about introducing Pinterest, which is a tool for collecting and organising images or videos.

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BFS webinar: House Training Your PC - Keith Harvey

This session was all about some of the settings in a PC that can be adjusted to make the PC more enjoyable to use. A handout is available to download.


BFS webinar:Technology: Why should I bother? – Geoff Greig

This session was all about helping seniors understand what technology can do for them and give them strategies that will support them to learn more.

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BFS webinar: I just bought an Apple iPad, now what? – Marian Vincent

This session was all about helping seniors learn how to use their new iPad – Marian Vincent

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BFS webinar: Managing eBooks with Calibre – Keith Harvey

Keith Harvey explores the benefits of eBooks and the eBook management software Calibre.

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BFS webinar: Voicethread: Conversations in the cloud – Vivian Evans

Vivian Evans shows us around Voicethread, which allows you to create multimedia slideshows of text, images, audio and/or video.

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BFS webinar: Choosing an Internet plan – Geoff Greig

Geoff Greig demystifies the jargon around choosing an appropriate Internet plan.

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Hanging out the Google way – Junita Lyon et al

Google+ Hangout is a video chat service. You can either chat one-on-one or in a small group. Google Hangouts are free and we love that. They are also easy to use and offer another way for us to communicate with each other.

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Computer talk – Geoff Greig
Did you know you can speak to your computer to get it to do what you want, rather than using the keyboard and mouse? It’s called voice recognition and it is built into most computers, pads and phones. Learn more about voice recognition software.

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Further information on speech recognition

Search your family history – Marie Maddock
Once upon a time, researching your family tree meant a dedication to snail mail, a travel budget and a willingness to spend a lot of time in dark rooms poring over ancient archives. But this is no longer the case. Learn more about using technology to search your family history.

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Using BFS tools effectively – Keith Harvey
There are so many resources available to our BFS volunteers. Learn more about accessing tools, tips and strategies around where to find BFS resources and how to use them.

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2012


Creating and sharing the Google way – Keith Harvey
Do you want to create and share your documents, spreadsheets and presentations online? Well you can and it’s free. Learn more about Google Docs.

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Dropbox: Simplifying the cloud – Vivian Evans
Dropbox is a simple online virtual storage utility that makes your files accessible from almost anywhere. Dropbox’s cloud storage allows you to bring your electronic files together and share them easily with other. Learn more about Dropbox.

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More information on Dropbox

Why choose Google Chrome web browser – Keith Harvey
We all have our favourite Web browsers. Your experience of the Internet is directly impacted by the features of the Web browser you choose to use because so much of your time online is spent inside the browser. Learn more about Google Chrome.

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Moving ahead with Skype: Part 2 – Ian Hall
You made it through the Skype beginner’s session with flying colours. So now it’s time to see what else Skype can do for you. Learn more about Skype.

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Exploring the Twittersphere: A beginner's guide! – Junita Lyon
There’s such a buzz around Twitter and Tweeting. Twitter is a great way to expand social networks; access breaking news; share information and/or point people to other information sources. Learn more about Twitter.

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Volunteer management: Understanding rights and responsibilities – Rae Plush
Organisations and their volunteers have rights and responsibilities. Volunteers perform a specific task or role and, in return, the organisation provides their volunteers with a rewarding experience. But it doesn’t end here. Learn more about volunteer management.

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More information on volunteer management




Connecting 'on-the-go' with mobile and tablet technology – Geoff Greig
In a relatively short space of time, the Internet has become an important part of our daily lives. We can connect with the world with ease by surfing the Net or using email. Mobile devices and tablets are pushing the boundaries ... Learn more about mobile technology.

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A picture tell a thousand words: Using Flickr for image sharing and social networking – Vivian Evans
There are many online tools for collaboration and community building. These tools allow us to connect with and share resources. Flickr, for example, is a wonderful photo-sharing community. Find out more about Flickr.

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The 3Rs of volunteer management – Rae Plush
Volunteers help to keep the Broadband for Seniors program sustainable and viable. But volunteer management can be challenging. It requires effective planning in terms of Recruitment, Retention and Recognition – the 3 Rs. Learn more about volunteer management.

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Skype for beginners – Marian Vincent
If you’ve heard of Skype but don’t know what it is or how to use it, then this session is for you. Skype is a free phone service that allows you to make computer-to-computer phone and video calls to anyone. Learn more about Skype.

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Global connection: The ins and out of social networking online – Robyn Jay

Social networking services allow us to stay connected and collaborate with friends, family, the community and people with similar interests around the world. One of the most popular and well-known services in Australia is Facebook. Learn more about Facebook.

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CyberSmart Seniors – Keith Harvey
Uncertainty about security and privacy can stop some senior Australians from accessing the Internet. This clearly affects their ability to participate fully in the digital economy. Learn more about cyber safety.

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Learning for life: Understanding adult learning principles – Michael Chalk
Part of being an effective BfS volunteer tutor means understanding the basics of how people learn. Learn more about finding practical ways to encourage active participation and examples of best practice in adult learning.

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Using Blackboard Collaborate: Behind the scene – Keith Harvey
Blackboard Collaborate is really quite easy. It’s a very rewarding system to use and is the direction of future distance training. You not only share your knowledge but get to hear great ideas from others from all over Australia.

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Being a better tutor: Tricks of the trade – Keith Harvey
A great opportunity for new volunteer tutors who are about to commence tutoring in their local BFS kiosk to hear some ideas and suggestions around being a better tutor. Learn more BFS tutor tricks of the trade.

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Why connect? Whetting a senior's internet appetite – Keith Harvey
Find out about websites and programs that may encourage senior learners to connect and use the Internet. These are sites that offer real practical benefits to seniors.

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2011


Check out a range of BFS user guides and promoting your BFS kiosk
Skype 5.1: Installing and using
Where to from here? Information sharing to support your BFS kiosk
Social networking: What is it, and how can it be useful
Hints and tips to make Elluminate easy
Make life easy at your BFS kiosk
If I had to give 10 tips
How to give a presentation kit
Portable apps, freeware and discussion
Older Australians and the Internet
A one-eyed Google fan reveals all

2010


BFS introductory computer training for seniors
What are some of the issues facing volunteer tutors?
Elluminate improvement webinar: A session for volunteer tutors working with Broadband for Seniors
What are some of the principles of teaching adults that Broadband for Seniors volunteer tutors should know?
Broadband for Seniors community space
Don’t let the bits and bytes get the better of you, help is at hand with our tips and tricks…!
Broadband For Seniors: Let’s learn about Skype
Some case study discussions from around NSW
Tell your story online
Brushing up on your Elluminate skills
Building best practice benchmarks for the BFS kiosk sites