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Learn with iiNetIn our recent Newspoll study, we found a staggering 93 per cent of Australians aged 50 – 64 years old are having trouble with technology, while 33 per cent of young adults (18 – 34 year olds) fall into the same boat.

During the middle of January, we rolled out our first Learn with iiNet workshops to help bridge this digital divide. Run by friendly staff volunteers keen to share their knowledge and passion, our small workshops have been designed for discoverers of all ages and anyone new to the ‘net.

Our January workshops on Facebook and How to set up a home network saw punters from all over Perth stop in to get hands on with us. Check out some of our photos from the evenings, before we wrapped up the sessions with finger sammiches and tea.

Right now, our plan is to run two workshops in our Subiaco training rooms each month, covering a range of topics from Facebook basics, social media etiquette, tips for troubleshooting and more. Once things take off, we’ll look at the potential of growing the workshops beyond sunny Perth.

If you’d like to know more, go on and visit our Learn with iiNet webpage. From here you’ll be able to find out what’s on each month, book in for a session or register your interest (or dob in someone else) to come along. If you’re outside of Perth, go ahead and register your interest too. This will help us figure out where and what folks would like to learn.

10 comments

  1. LaoK says:

    What are “finger sammiches” ?

    Are they different from sandwiches?

  2. Adam says:

    Hi,
    I used to be an internode customer and I see iinet recently bought it. Internode had a fantastic client app that meters/monitors broadband usage and sit in the tray on your computer.
    I would go to it regularly, to see in a second, how I am tracking against my plan to manage my usage and downloading.
    I would really appreciate it if you guys would make same available to iinet customers.
    The author is an internode customer (Angus johnson) that wrote it and offered it to others for free via a link from the internode website.

    I also see from the internode website, there are now others doing same for internode, eg Lance Conry. Internode must be a great company to get kind of third party support:
    http://www.internode.on.net/support/tools/usage_meters/
    hope iinet will embrace this culture and approach and not corporately crush it out of them…

    how about it iinet?
    Cheers,
    Adam

    Adam O'grady Reply:

    Hi Adam,

    The iiNet community has produced a couple of usage meters as well, you can check them out on the bottom of this page: http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/iiNet_FAQ
    While some may not receive continuous support, I know at least a few are still worked on by local community members as well. From what I’ve heard, Angus (author of Monthly Usage Meter) is also working on a way to incorporate iiNet customers as well.

    As well, the iiNet apps for iPhone/iPad and Android can also track usage as well.

    Regards,
    Adam O’Grady

  3. Mikey Bee says:

    “Finger sammiches”… WTF??? Surely you mean finger sandwiches!

  4. Stgephen sharp says:

    LET ME KNOW about the training seeeion please

    Nikkita Dixon Reply:

    Hi there,

    You can register your interest in attending one of our Learn With iiNet workshops here – http://www.iinet.net.au/workshops/register.html

    Cheers,
    Nikkita Dixon

  5. Surely, I meant “sammich” :)

    1. Slang for sandwich, used in the case of an extremely good sandwich.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sammich

  6. norcoboy says:

    Do I detect a slight case of “no sense of humour”?
    sammiches, sangers … who cares? I bet they were damn good anyway!!

  7. NoelGordon says:

    norcoboy said
    sammiches, sangers … who cares? I bet they were damn good anyway!!

    Noel Gordon said:
    Even more delicious, when they’re free!

  8. Cindy Truelove says:

    I would like to learn more about how to set up a web page!!

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