1. The absolute basics
Learn the absolute essentials of using your device, whether it is a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
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2. Getting to know your device
Learn the basic functions of a keyboard, a mouse and a computer, including how to change settings and manage your files.
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3. Getting started online
Learn some essential skills to navigate online.
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4. Safety first
Learn the essentials skills to stay safe online such as safe passwords, online payments, some tips to avoid scams, and how to download and save safely from the internet.
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5. More online skills
Learn how to shop safely online and how to connect with friends and family using social networks. You will also learn about how to use a digital camera and how to watch TV or listen to music online.
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6. Connecting to others
Learn how to get set up with the correct equipment to make video calls. Learn also about some different ways to make free video calls using applications such as Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime.
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7. All about data
Learn what data is, how we measure it, how you can buy it and what plans are available. Read also about how data costs vary between your home and mobile, as well as how to manage your phone settings and data when you go overseas.
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8. Wi-Fi and mobile networks
In this course you will learn all about Wi-Fi, which we use when we’re at home or in a place hat has free Wi-Fi like a café or airport. You’ll also read about mobile data which we can use anywhere anytime and how it is different from Wi-Fi.
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9. Online hobbies
Learn how to become your family’s ancestry champion in our first course, Researching family history. Learn also a bit more about the amazing world of Google Earth, Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture, and Blogs.
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10. All about apps
This topic takes you into the world of apps (short for ‘Applications’, or computer programs). They are the amazing little programs that do a lot and help us use our smartphones, tablets and even laptop and desktop computers. Learn about the kinds of things you can do with apps, where you can get them, and how you can be safe when using your apps.
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