In 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.