What is SeniorNet
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SeniorNet was created as the result of a research project
in the USA some 25+years ago, which
discovered that the older members of society were being left
behind in the changing world of technology.There are now around 70 SeniorNet Learning Centres in
Our Centre, SeniorNet Canterbury recently celebrated its 25th. Anniversary.
SeniorNet Canterbury Inc. is a non-profit-making
organisation, which has lessons for members using Microsoft Windows
computers and recently we have added the newer devices to our Classes -
Tablets, iPADs and Smart Phones. Membership of SeniorNet
Canterbury is open to those over the age of 50, with an Annual
Subscription of $30. The objective is to provide tuition in a friendly
atmosphere, so members can become confident and competent using
Class Arrangements: All classes have a maximum
of 6 Students with 2 Tutors, each student works on a computer in our
Learning Centre; the Tutor uses a central Master computer that has
projection capability for demonstration purposes.
Tutors: all are members of SeniorNet
canterbury who volunteer their time and expertise.They are the same age
group as the students and have been through the same learning process so
they understand the learning process from the students perspective.
A wide range of Courses and Workshops are available.
Courses are 2 or 4 weeks with one 2 Hour lesson each week: Workshops are
a single 2 Hour lesson session.
Cost to members: Workshops-$10; 2 weeks Course-$20
and 4 weeks Course-$40.
Classes: are held each workday, except Thursdays, when
Committees and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) meet. Also available are
Workshops on Facebook, Internet Banking, Trade Me, Photo Transfer, Skype
and other topics..
The List of Courses and Workshops changes monthly and
is viewable on this website (links are in the left column of this
Help Sessions: "Drop-In" Help for Software &
Technical issues and for help with lesson practice are available to all
members on Tuesdays from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm. No pre-booking is
necessary for these sessions,. A small charge is made for Help
Sessions to contribute to the Centre's running costs.
Individual Tuition Sessions: We have recently
added Individual Tuition Sessions (ITSs) to our Classes, for members who
feel a One -to-One approach might better suit them.
Social Afternoons: are held at 2:00pm on the
third Thursday of April, August and November with interesting speakers
at each. Refreshments are served after the Speaker has drawn the raffle
prizes, and members are then able to socialize.