Training to Individuals
Let’s first of all remove this idea of ‘computing’. Many of our perceptions of using a laptop or desk pc go back to the days when having programming skills and coding knowledge were essential.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW ANY OF THE BORING COMPUTER STUFF
Secondly there can be a fear of breaking it.
YOU WILL NOT BREAK A COMPUTER (of course you could drop and smash your mobile phone but even computer scientist can do that!).
You do not need to know everything about computers (very few do).
JUST LEARN WHAT YOU WANT, IN YOUR OWN TIME, AT YOUR PACE
I write all of the above to remove the fear factor. Learning anything for the first time can be daunting particularly when you see the younger generation whizzing around their gadgets.
The key to learning about how to use your computer, laptop, mobile is to start small – for example, set up an email account or buy something online.
DO NOT DO 4 HOUR COURSES WHERE YOU FORGOT EVERYTHING.
Tuition to individuals and training to groups is never more than 2 hours (and can be as little as 1 hour). Anything more will just lead to ‘info overload’. Little and often is the way foward.
KEEP IT FUN
Last of all you learn much quicker and will remember what you have learnt if it’s fun. This is always my aim – tea and cake often help.