UVic offers free computer course to seniors

Sessions will cover Google and search engines; email; Facebook, Twitter and the concept of social media; and more

The University of Victoria’s computer science department is offering a series of free courses to help seniors gain confidence about the digital world.

The sessions are designed for those 60 and older with little or no prior experience with computers. The sessions will cover Google and search engines; email; Facebook, Twitter and the concept of social media; Microsoft Word and digital productivity; and more.

Each session will have a component on online privacy and outline steps to take to stay secure in the online world. A short question period at the end of each session will be held, if time permits. Organizers welcome suggestions for future content and improvements.

The sessions will be held on Saturdays, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  in the Engineering and Computer Science building, room ECS 258 and ECS 250. Please enter through the north entrance, facing away from Ring Road.

For more information, visit csc.uvic.ca/Outreach/csvp.htm.