Adult Learning
BFS webinar: Lifelong learning and adult learning principles
When: 20 September 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Part of being an effective BfS volunteer tutor means understanding the basics of how people learn. In this session, our presenters Junita Lyons and Vivian Evans will talk about the key principles of adult learning. They will also outline practical … Read More →
Junita Lyon and Vivian Evans
Adult Learning
Learning for life: Understanding the principles of adult learning
When: 18 May, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST (12:30pm ACST, 11:00am AWST)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Part of being an effective BfS volunteer tutor means understanding the basics of how people learn. In this session, our presenter Michael Chalk will discuss the key principles of adult learning. He will also outline practical ways to encourage active … Read More →
Michael Chalk
Adult Learning
What are some of the principles of teaching adults that Broadband for Seniors Volunteer Tutors should know?
When: 28 April, 2010 at 9.00am to 12.50pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours 50 minutes
Summary
This session will be of interest to volunteer tutors who are working with or preparing to deliver training to seniors in a Broadband for Seniors Kiosk setting. Ron will lead a practical discussion with those volunteer tutors attending this Elluminate … Read More →
Ron Anderson
Android
BFS webinar: Getting to know your Android tablet
When: 6 June 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Tablets and smartphones are all the buzz and it’s not unusual to hear of relatives or friends saying ‘you really need one’. But how do you know what benefit it could be? Or the basics of using it? The upsides … Read More →
Keith Harvey
Best Practice
Building best practice benchmarks for the BFS Kiosk sites
When: 1 December 2010 at 12.00noon to 1.00pm AEDT
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: n/a
Summary
This session will provide an opportunity to discuss and learn how host administrators and volunteer tutors are identifying and building best practice benchmarks for their Broadband for Seniors Kiosk. This is an opportunity for established sites to share their experiences … Read More→
Ron Anderson, Mary Hannan and staff from the Australian Seniors Computer Club Association (ASCCA)
BFS Kiosk
Making life easy at your Broadband for Seniors Kiosk
When: 5 July, 2011 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 4 hours
Summary
This session will provide an excellent opportunity for new Broadband for Senior’s host administrators and volunteer tutors to be involved in a panel discussion with Ian, Dom and Keith who have successfully introduced the Broadband for Seniors program to senior … Read More →
Ian Hall, Keith Harvey. Dom Swinkels, Mary Hannan and Michael Chalk
BFS Tools
BFS webinar: Using BFS tools effectively
When: 8 February, 2013 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm ADST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
There are so many resources available to our BFS volunteers. So to kick off 2013 in a fully informed way, this session is all about accessing existing tools. This session will include tips and strategies around where to find BFS … Read More →
Keith Harvey
Blackboard Collaborate
Using Blackboard Collaborate – Behind the Scenes
When: 11 April, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST (12:30pm ACST, 11:00am AWST)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
In this session Keith will explain: How he goes about preparing material for a Blackboard Collaborate session, What tools there are in Blackboard Collaborate, how they can be used and tips about using them Suggestions on how to involve participants … Read More →
Keith Harvey, Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club and Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre BFS Kiosks
Calibre
BFS webinar: Managing ebooks with Calibre
When: 10 May, 2013 at 1.00pm–2.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application. It allows you to open a variety of e-book types and read them. Calibre offers an efficient way to organise and manage your e-book collection. Calibre has been designed … Read More →
Keith Harvey
Case studies
Some case study discussions from around NSW
When: 25 August, 2010 at 10am to 3pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: n/a
Summary
Ron has been visiting a range of BFS kiosks in New South Wales. These visits have provided an opportunity for us to hear how host administrators and volunteer tutors have approached their training and engagement of older learners. Join us … Read More →
Ron Anderson
Christmas
BFS webinar: The ‘so this is Christmas’ wrap-up
When: 7 December 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm ADST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Can you believe it’s Christmas already? The year has just flown by. A cliche, perhaps, but it feels fast that’s for sure. It’s been another eventful year in the BFS kiosks around Australia and we’d love to hear your reflections. … Read More →
Catherine Devlin, Michael Chalk, BFS Networkers
Community
Broadband for Seniors Community Space
When: 26 May, 2010 at 11.30am to 12.30pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes
Summary
We invite you to share and have input into the planned community space for BFS volunteer tutors. This community can now be accessed by visiting www.necseniors.net.au and clicking on the ‘Online Community’ button. The BFS Volunteer Tutor Community has already … Read More→
Michael Chalk
Cyber Safety
BFS webinar: Cyber safety – forewarned is forearmed
When: 20 February 2015 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.00pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–1:30pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:00pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 12:30pm (NT); 10:00am–11:00am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Technology has developed dramatically in the last few decades. New technologies, including the Internet, have changed our lives in unexpected ways. Today we use the Internet to shop, bank and communicate. We know that some seniors are unsure about using … Read More →
Phil Hart
Cyber Safety
BFS webinar: Cyber safety for seniors
When: 24 May 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
This week is National Cyber Security Awareness Week so it’s important for us to reiterate the importance of cyber safety and to help raise awareness of the steps we can all take to protect our information online. Seniors are one … Read More →
Michael McKinnon
Cyber Safety
[[https://ala.asn.au/events/cyber-smart-seniors-­-getting-clued-in-on-cyber-safety/|Cyber smart seniors: Getting clued in on cyber safety]]
When: 1 June, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST (12:30pm ACST, 11:00am AWST)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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. Some seniors are more likely to encounter cyber crime because they lack information about … [[https://ala.asn.au/events/cyber-smart-seniors-­-getting-clued-in-on-cyber-safety/|Read More →]]
Keith Harvey
Digital Photo Editing
BFS webinar: An introduction to digital photo editing
When: 2 May 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras have made it easy for us to take a lot of photos of special occasions, and of family and friends. But what can we do with all these wonderful photos? Creating a photo slideshow … Read More →
Pierce Jaques
Disabilities
BFS webinar: Helping seniors with disabilities get online
When: 22 November 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEDST (Note Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Manager, Major Projects, is a leading authority in the area of access to computers and the internet for people with disability. Dr Hollier authored a doctoral thesis titled The Disability Divide: a study into … Read More →
Dr Scott Hollier
DropBox
BFS webinar: Dropbox – simplifying the cloud
When: 9 November 2012 1.00–2:30 pm ADST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 75 minutes
Summary
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. Now millions of people use Dropbox every … Read More →
Vivian Evans
Ebay
BFS webinar: Introduction to eBay and online shopping
When: 15 August 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
People have been using eBay to buy and sell goods online for nearly two decades. It’s the world’s largest garage sale with millions of registered users across the globe. On eBay, you can find everything from clothes, to cars to … Read More →
Keith Harvey
Elluminate
Brush up on your Elluminate Skills
When: 27 October, 2010 at 11.00am - 12.00noon AEDT
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: n/a
Summary
The Broadband for Senior’s project has introduced monthly webinar sessions for BFS volunteer tutors using Elluminate as its platform. This session will provide an overview of Elluminate’s tools and how to get the most out of your BFS Elluminate workshop … Read More →
Helen Lynch
Elluminate
Hints and Tips to make Elluminate easy!
When: 8 June, 2011 at 2 pm – 3.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours
Summary
This is a session for people who want to run their own Elluminate sessions. It covers best practice for running your Elluminate sessions. We include all the best hints and tips for making sure you look like a professional and … Read More →
Allison Kirby
Evernote
BFS webinar: Remembering with Evernote
When: 14 February 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEDT (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that allows you to take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists and record voice reminders. These notes are then completely searchable no matter where you are At our next session, Penny Bentley will show … Read More →
Penny Bentley
Excel
BFS webinar: Getting the most out of Excel
When: 24 October 2014 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.30pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–2:00pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:30pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 1:00pm (NT); 10:00am–11:30am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Excel is a data content and management tool used by millions of people. It comes as part of the Microsoft Office suite, and Broadband for Seniors provides very useful Online Lessons for people to grasp the basics of Excel. Most … Read More →
Rasa Dunlop
Family History
BFS webinar: Search your family history
When: 22 February, 2013 at 1.00pm–2.30pm (VIC & NSW); 12:30pm–2:00pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:30pm (QLD); 10:00am–11:30am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
People enjoy researching their family tree for many reasons. Sometimes this is related to posterity – sometimes due to a compulsion to solve puzzles across time and space. Regardless of the motivating factors, amateur detectives need to be aware that … Read More →
Marie Maddock
Flickr
BFS webinar: A picture tells a thousand words: Using Flickr for image sharing and social networking
When: 17 August 2012 1.00 pm AEST (Melbourne Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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. Its expansive image database and photo-management features make it a wonderful tool …Read More →
Vivian Evans
Google
BFS webinar: Creating and sharing the Google way
When: 30 November, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEDST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Do you want to create and share your documents, spreadsheets and presentations online? Well you can and it’s free. Google Docs is a suite of products that lets you create online documents that can be worked on in real time … Read More →
Keith Harvey
Google
A one-eyed Google fan reveals all!
When: 14 December, 2011 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 5 hours
Summary
In this session Keith will explain some of the benefits and features of a few of the plethora of FREE Google products. He will explain where they could be of use to both tutors and users. The main Google products … Read More →
Keith Harvey, Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club and Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre BFS Kiosks
Google Chrome
BFS webinar: Why choose Google Chrome?
When: 26 October, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm ADST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 90 minutes
Summary
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. In our …Read More →
Keith Harvey
Hangouts
BFS webinar: Hanging out the Google way
When: 22 March, 2013 at 1.00pm–2.30pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–2:00pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:30pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 1:00pm (NT); 10:00am–11:30am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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 …Read More →
Junita Lyon
Information Shareing
‘Where to from here’ information sharing on how to support your BFS Kiosk beyond June 2011
When: 19 April, 2011 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 7 hours
Summary
The Broadband for Senior’s project is scheduled to be concluded on 30 June 2011. This session will bring together representatives from the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA), U3A Online and Adult Learning Australia who will lead a conversation on … Read More →
Representatives from ASCCA, U3A Online and ALA
Internet
Why Connect? – Whetting a Seniors Internet Appetite
When: 21 March, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEDT
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 90 minutes
Summary
In this session Keith will explain and show some websites and programs that he has found interest seniors enough to want to connect and use the Internet. These are sites that offer real practical benefits to seniors such as: Easy … Read More →
Keith Harvey, Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club and Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre BFS Kiosks
Internet Mapping
BFS webinar: Plan your next trip with Internet mapping, imagery and locations
When: 16 May 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
There is so much more to maps on the Internet than Google maps and there’s a lot more you can do with these maps than you may realise. During this session, our facilitator Geoff Greig, will show you how to: …Read More →
Geoff Greig
Internet Plan
BFS webinar: Choosing an Internet plan
When: 12 April 2013 at 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to get an Internet connection plan at home or perhaps you want to change your existing plan. You’ve done some research – made some calls. Then you’re inundated with information about wi fi, data, cable, … Read More →
Geoff Greig
Ipads
BFS webinar: Helping seniors use their iPads
When: 7 March 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEDT (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Sometimes we underestimate older people’s ability to embrace new technology. This general interest in new technology is reflected in many BFS kiosks around Australia. Volunteer tutors are now finding that more and more seniors are bringing their iPads into the … Read More →
Junita Lyon & Katt Matthews
Ipads
BFS webinar: I just bought an Apple iPad: Now what?
When: 14 June 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Many seniors are embracing the iPad. This may be due to a variety of reasons – they may have received one as a gift or they may have chosen an iPad because of its relatively intuitive interface. This session is …Read More →
Marian Vincent
Ipads
BFS webinar: iPad out of the box
When: 12 September 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
We took a closer look at Android tablets earlier this year, now it’s time to take another look at the Apple iPad. Many seniors are bringing these devices into BFS kiosks looking for help. In this webinar, Angela Cumming will … Read More →
Angela Cumming
Jing
BFS webinar: Capturing the essence of Jing
When: 30 August 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Jing is a free screen capture program, which can be used to create short ‘how to’ videos or to develop personally narrated presentations. Volunteer tutors could use these videos to demonstrate commonly used procedures or to show senior learners how … Read More →
Georgina Nou
Managing Assets
BFS webinar: Managing your assets in the digital age
When: 21 February 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEDT (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
We share and store information on the Internet in many ways through social media, cloud computing and via email. In the past, for many of us our legacy was very simple. With most of our belongings in the family home, … Read More →
Narelle Clark
Mobile and Tablet
BFS webinar: Connecting ‘on-the-go’ with mobile and tablet technology
When: 31 August 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST (12:30pm ACST, 11:00am AWST)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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 … Read More →
Geoff Greig
Older Australians
Older Australians and the Internet
When: 18 November, 2011 at 2.30pm – 3.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours
Summary
In this session Sandra will share her experiences and ideas about what is best practice in teaching older people how to use the Internet and to explore the current training gaps. She will also discuss what older people want to … Read More →
Dr Sandra Haukka, Creative Workforce Program, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI)
Online Activities
BFS webinar: Online activities to keep minds active and lives connected
When: 20 June 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
The Internet offers a wide variety of information, activities and networks for seniors to access. These enable kiosk users to keep up to date, develop their interests, connect with others, reminisce and plan new ventures. The Internet can address some … Read More →
Georgina Nou
Online Tutorials
BFS webinar: Online tutorials for seniors
When: 6 February 2015 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.00pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–1:30pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:00pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 12:30pm (NT); 10:00am–11:00am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Did you know that the Broadband for Seniors’ online lessons allow seniors to work with volunteer tutors or to work entirely on their own, at their own speed and in their own environment. Seniors can choose from a wide variety … Read More →
David Webster
PC
BFS webinar: How to house train your PC
When: 19 July 2013 at 1.00pm–2.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Many senior Australians are eager to learn about what technology can offer but they are less confident of their ability to tame it. Effective training can alter this attitude but it’s important to create an environment that makes learning technology … Read More →
Keith Harvey
Photoscape
BFS webinar: Fun with Photoscape
When: 7 November 2014 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.30pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–2:00pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:30pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 1:00pm (NT); 10:00am–11:30am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
PhotoScape is all-in-one photo editing software that is both fun and relatively easy to use. With this software you can fix and enhance photos. Photoscape offer basic photo editing tools including adjustments for contrast and brightness, colour levels and other … Read More →
Peter Opitz
Pinterest
BFS webinar: Beginner’s guide to Pinterest
When: 9 August 2013 at 1.00pm–2.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Pinterest is big right now. As a social network, it has many devotees. By the beginning of 2012, it had already become the fastest website in history to break the 10 million unique visitor mark. Pinterest is a tool for … Read More →
Wanasai Hunn
Portable Apps
Portable Apps, Freeware and Discussion
When: 12 October, 2011 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 6 hours
Summary
In this session Keith explains what Portable Apps is all about, installing it and usage. He then goes on to explain how to add to Portable Apps and where and how to get good, safe, reliable freeware. The session will …Read More →
Keith Harvey, Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club and Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre BFS Kiosks
Powerpoint
BFS webinar: PowerPoint design techniques
When: 29 August 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
PowerPoint is useful software with a lot of functionality that most of us either don’t know how to use or tend to ignore. In our next webinar, our facilitator Pierce Jaque with show us how to make the most of … Read More →
Pierce Jaques
Presentation
How to Give a Presentation
When: 14 September, 2011 at 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours
Summary
‘How to Give a Presentation’ is aimed at helping participants prepare and deliver one. Such a presentation can be as simple as a talk to a few people, a presentation using an LCD projector program, eg ‘TightProjector’, or even one … Read More →
Keith Harvey, Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club and Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre BFS Kiosks
Promoting BFS
‘Check out a range of BFS user guides’ and ‘Promoting your BFS Kiosk’
When: 15 February, 2011 at 2.00pm – 3.00pm AEDT
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 6 hours
Summary
User guides have been developed by NEC for the Broadband for Senior’s program. You can view and download these user guides at www.necseniors.net.au. This session will provide a great opportunity to join Graeme Dodd and other staff from NEC to … Read More →
Graeme Dodd and Andrea Teague (NEC Australia)
Recruting
BFS webinar: Go volunteer: Tricks and tips for recruiting BFS volunteers
When: 28 March 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEDT (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Volunteers help to keep the BFS program sustainable and viable. But volunteer management can be challenging. It requires effective planning in terms of recruitment, retention and recognition. This session will cover the key aspects of a successful volunteer program in … Read More →
Helen Kierce
Safety
BFS webinar: Living online in the 21st Century – Proceed with care
When: 25 July 2014 1.00–2:00 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Now that we have all found our way around the computer, we also need too feel safe in the environment. As tutors who introduce seniors to Computers we must also make sure everyone is aware of ways to stay safe … Read More →
Junita Lyon & Phil Hart
Skype
BFS webinar: Moving ahead with Skype – Part 2
When: 12 October 2012 1:00 pm ADST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 90 minute
Summary
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. By now, you are probably aware that Skype is a great way to keep in touch … Read More→
Ian Hall
Skype
BFS webinar rewind: Moving forward with Skype
When: 14 November 2012 10.00 am AEDST (Melbourne Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
For those of you who missed the Skype session on 12 October, Ian Hall is running the same session again. Ian will facilitate a Q&A session on Skype and other online communication. Areas that may be covered in this session, … Read More →
Ian Hall
Skype
[[https://ala.asn.au/bfs-session/broadband-for-seniors-–-lets-learn-about-skype/|Broadband For Seniors – “Let’s learn about Skype”]]
When: 14 July, 2010 at 11.30am to 12.30pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: n/a
Summary
This session will be of interest to Broadband for Senior’s volunteer tutors who are interested in accessing Skype to communicate via call or video with family members and how you might introduce this feature to your BFS senior community who … [[https://ala.asn.au/bfs-session/broadband-for-seniors-–-lets-learn-about-skype/|Read More →]]
Ian Hall
Skype
Skype 5.1 installing, using and other adventures at your BFS Kiosk
When: 16 March, 2011 at 2.00pm – 3.00pm AEDT
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours
Summary
This session will be of interest to Broadband for Seniors volunteer tutors who are interested in accessing updated Skype 5.1 to communicate via call or video with family members and how you might introduce this feature to your BFS senior … Read More →
Ian Hall and Istvan Toth
Skype
Stay in touch with family and friends using Skype
When: 6 July, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST (12:30pm ACST, 11:00am AWST)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 60 Minutes
Summary
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 … Read More →
Marian Vincent
Social Networking
Global connections: The ins and outs of social networking online
When: 22 June, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST (12:30pm ACST, 11:00am AWST)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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. Despite its popularity, Facebook receives … Read More →
Robyn Jay
Social Networking
Social Networking: what is it, and how can it be useful, for volunteers or seniors at the BFS Kiosk
When: 10 May, 2011 at 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours
Summary
These days social networking is everywhere built into many web applications such as Flickr and Youtube. This session will look at the main differences between Facebook, Twitter and ordinary blogging. There are many different tools and strategies involved – come … Read More →
Michael Chalk
Speed
BFS webinar: The need for speed
When: 6 December 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEDST (Note Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Is your computer a bit sluggish? Takes a long time to start? Internet seems slower? Then this ‘Need For Speed’ session might just be what you are looking for. Many senior Australians grumble how their PC has got very slow. … Read More →
Keith Harvey
Story Telling
Telling your story online
When: 22 September, 2010 at 11.30am to 12.45pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: n/a
Summary
This session will be of interest to Broadband for Senior’s volunteer tutors who are interested in exploring easy to use websites and online tools to create digital stories and share with their families and friends. Carole is an explorer by … Read More →
Carole McCulloch (aka Coach Carole)
Technology
BFS webinar: Technology: Why should I bother?
When: 28 June 2013 at 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
We are living through a major shift in the role technology plays in our society. It has dramatically impacted the way we work, communicate with each other – even how we spend our free time. The influence of technology on … Read More →
Geoff Greig
Tips
If I Had To Give 10 Tips
When: 10 August, 2011 at 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours
Summary
‘If I Had To Give 10 Tips’ is a wish list of skills and practices that Keith feels that seniors (and any computer user) would benefit by getting on top of. As a tutor at the Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club … Read More→
Keith Harvey, Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club and Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre BFS Kiosks
Tips and Tricks
[[https://ala.asn.au/bfs-session/dont-let-the-bits-and-bytes-get-the-better-of-you-help-is-at-hand-with-our-tips-and-tricks…/|Don’t let the bits and bytes get the better of you, help is at hand with our tips and tricks…!]]
When: 16 June, 2010 at 9am to 1pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 4 hours
Summary
This session will provide an opportunity for BFS volunteer tutors to share time with Diane who has considerable expertise in the teaching of ICT skills to older learners. Diane will share her knowledge and pass onto you some of the … [[https://ala.asn.au/bfs-session/dont-let-the-bits-and-bytes-get-the-better-of-you-help-is-at-hand-with-our-tips-and-tricks…/|Read More →]]
Diane Brentnall, Development Officer (Training & Clubs), ASCCA
Training
BFS Introductory Computer Training for Seniors (February)
When: 17 February, 2010 at 09:11 AM to 12:32 PM
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
Summary
This session will be of interest to volunteer tutors who are working with or preparing to deliver training to seniors in a Broadband for Seniors Kiosk setting. Dianne, Sirkka and Tony developed the Broadband for Seniors training packages, including the … Read More →
Dianne Brentall (Australian Seniors Computer Club Association - ASCCA), Sirkka Duncan (ASCCA) and Tony Webster (Dynamic Learning Online)
Training
BFS Introductory Computer Training for Seniors (March)
When: 17 March, 2010 at 9.30am to 12.45pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes
Summary
This session will be of interest to volunteer tutors who are working with or preparing to deliver training to seniors in a Broadband for Seniors Kiosk setting. Dianne, Sirkka and Tony developed the Broadband for Seniors training packages, including the … Read More →
Dianne Brentall (Australian Seniors Computer Club Association - ASCCA), Sirkka Duncan (ASCCA) and Tony Webster (Dynamic Learning Online)
Tutor
[[https://ala.asn.au/events/being-a-better-tutor-–-tricks-of-the-trade/|Being a better tutor – tricks of the trade!]]
When: 15 February, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEDT
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 4 hours
Summary
In this session Keith will explain some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ he has encountered in his journey as a tutor teaching seniors Information Technology. He will consider a range of topics within this heading for example: What is … [[https://ala.asn.au/events/being-a-better-tutor-–-tricks-of-the-trade/|Read More →]]
Keith Harvey, Muswellbrook Seniors Computer Club and Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre BFS Kiosks
Twitter
BFS webinar: Exploring the Twittersphere: A beginner’s guide!
When: 28 September 2012 1.00 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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. If you’re confused about Twitter jargon or you’ve never used the … Read More →
Junita Lyon
Twitter
BFS webinar: Using Twitter for networking and marketing
When: 18 July 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Twitter is all about creating a community around your organisation and the services you offer. The focus of this webinar is around how you can use Twitter for marketing, networking and as a news service. It’s a great way to … Read More →
Debbie Littlehales
Video
BFS webinar: Training seniors with video
When: 31 January 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEDT (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video must be worth a million. There is so much free instructional video available on the web that you could use to train seniors in ICT. The trick is to … Read More →
Geoff Greig
Voice recognition
BFS webinar: Computer talk
When: 8 March 2012 at 1.00pm–2.30pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–2:00pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:30pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 1:00pm (NT); 10:00am–11:30am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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. If you …Read More →
Geoff Greig
VoiceThread
BFS webinar: Voicethread – conversations in the cloud
When: 26 April 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Voicethread allows you to create multimedia slideshows of text, images, audio and/or video. The unique thing about Voicethread is that you can add narration to your media and then invite others to offer comments as well. You can comment on … Read More →
Vivan Evans
Volunteer
BFS webinar: The 3 Rs of volunteer management: Recruitment, retention and recognition
When: 27 July, 2012 at 1.00pm – 2.30pm AEST (12:30pm ACST, 11:00am AWST)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
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. This session will cover the key aspects of … Read More →
Rae Plush
Volunteer
BFS webinar: Volunteer management: Understanding rights and responsibilities
When: 14 September 2012 1.00 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 90 minutes
Summary
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. There are expectations that need to be considered … Read More →
Rae Plush
Volunteer
[[https://ala.asn.au/bfs-session/elluminate-improvement-webinar-–-a-session-for-volunteer-tutors-working-with-broadband-for-seniors-by-helen-lynch/|‘Elluminate Improvement’ webinar – A session for Volunteer Tutors working with Broadband for Seniors]]
When: 21 April, 2010 at 11.30am – 12.30pm EST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 1 hours
Summary
A skilled user of Elluminate easily and effectively deliver top class learning experiences for their learners, conducting meetings with colleagues or just catch up with distant friends and family. Come along to this “Elluminate Improvement” webinar and learn to use … [[https://ala.asn.au/bfs-session/elluminate-improvement-webinar-–-a-session-for-volunteer-tutors-working-with-broadband-for-seniors-by-helen-lynch/|Read More →]]
Helen Lynch
Volunteer
What are some of the issues facing volunteer tutors?
When: 7 April, 2010 at 11.30am to 12.30pm ADST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration: 1 hours
Summary
This session will be of interest to volunteer tutors who are working with or preparing to deliver training to seniors in a Broadband for Seniors Kiosk setting. Ron has been conducting a series of face-to-face visits to a number of … Read More →
Ron Anderson
Windows 8
BFS webinar: An introduction to Window 8
When: 6 September 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Windows 8 is different – it’s all about integration across Windows devices. And there’s been a lot of chatter about it – some good, some not so good. Regardless, we thought it was time for us find out why Microsoft’s … Read More →
Katt Matthews
Windows 8
BFS webinar: Don’t hate Windows 8
When: 4 April 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEDT (Note: Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Getting used to the new interface and features of Windows 8 can take a while. Even navigating to the desktop can be a bit confusing. But if you invest a bit of time, you can then take full advantage of … Read More →
Richard Pascoe
Windows 8
BFS webinar: Exploring Windows 8
When: 11 October 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEDST (Note Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
This is the next in our series on Windows 8 operating system. Our first webinar was an introduction to the Windows 8 environment. In this next session, Phil Hart will: outline what Microsoft were trying to achieve with their gesture-based … Read More →
Phil Hart
Windows 8
BFS webinar: What’s new with Windows 8
When: 12 December 2014 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.00pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–1:30pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:00pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 12:30pm (NT); 10:00am–11:00am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Still trying to nut out Windows 8? Don’t despair because in our next webinar we will be revisiting Windows 8 and the subsequent 8.1 update. Windows 8 is a significant shift in the way Windows works and is more touch … Read More →
Kevin Harris
Windows 8
BFS webinar: Working with Windows 8
When: 8 November 2013 1.00–2:30 pm AEDST (Note Daylight Savings Time)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Richard Pascoe is a self-confessed IT Geek. He is known in SA as the Adelaide Tech Guy. He is a regular guest on many SA radio stations, including Fiveaa, Power FM and SAFM – where he shares his knowledge and expertise. … Read More →
Richard Pascoe
Word
BFS webinar: Getting to know MS Word
When: 28 November 2014 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.30pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–2:00pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:30pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 1:00pm (NT); 10:00am–11:30am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Microsoft Word is the main word processor that many people use. It is the ‘Ferrari’ of word processors and usually far more powerful than most users need. Because it is so powerful and feature rich many users get lost in … Read More →
Keith Harvey
WordPress
BFS webinar: Creating a web presence using WordPress
When: 10 October 2014 AEDT – Note times: 1.00pm–2.30pm (VIC, TAS & NSW); 12:30pm–2:00pm (SA); 12:00pm–1:30pm (QLD); 11:30 am– 1:00pm (NT); 10:00am–11:30am (WA)
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Over 25 million people have chosen to use WordPress to manage their website or blog. It is by far the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). WordPress is popular largely because it’s easy to use and and most people … Read More →
MIck Gwyther
YouTube
BFS webinar: Discover more about YouTube
When: 26 September 2014 1.00–2:30 pm AEST
Where: Recorded Session
Duration:
Summary
Over 3 billion YouTube videos are watched every day and 48 hours of footage is uploaded every minute. With stats like that YouTube – the video sharing website – is a major social phenomenon. There’s a lot more to YouTube … Read More →
Michael Gwyther