Computer / Digital Literacy

Using computers and technology involves a number of skills like logging on; learning how to read, spell and type; using email or other programs; even launching a website.  Fran is well-versed in these areas, spread sheets and databases.  She has strong reporting and analytical skills, which she has trained executives in.  

For general interest, study or work, ALNS can help you build digital, computer technological literacy in the following ways:

  • basic computer use (logging on, using email, creating accounts, etc)
  • using devices (phones, iPads, tablets, etc)
  • using other technology (e.g. ticketing machines, digital equipment, gauges)
  • finding, loading and using apps
  • word processing (Microsoft [MS] Word)
  • spread sheeting skills (MS Excel) – general, analytical or charting
  • developing presentations (MS Powerpoint)
  • developing & maintaining databases (MS Access)
  • developing & maintaining websites (WordPress)
  • developing a search engine presence
  • developing electronic templates & standard forms
  • creating electronic filing systems, back-ups, etc

 

Digital literacy isn’t just about computers.  It can involve any form of equipment – e.g. mobile phones, tablets and iPads; GPS systems; stock control, point of sale or measuring devices.  Some people need to learn to set up their device; use google, apps or social media.  Everyone has specific objectives which are explored when we first meet.  This ensures that you get to learn what, how and when you need to.

 

Computer/Digital literacy sessions require learners to bring their own device and activate their hotspot.  Fran has a tablet on hand so that she can show you how to do things.  Depending on your situation, access to a library and/or workplace computer may also be required. 

 

If you’d like to expand your computer or digital skills, email learning@alns.com.au or call/sms 0413 525 114.