Page updated 04-2-2024-RL In Computer group we meet monthly in small "clubs" of around five members and discuss members' problems, solutions, and topic including basic computer, tablet and smartphone topics, online privacy and security, and the latest trends and innovations in the field of Information Technology and computing hardware. - Features of Windows 10, 11 and Linux Mint, - Microsoft Office and other Open Source Office applications, - Surfing the Web safely and Computer Security and Privacy, - The Smart Home and devices, - Buying, upgrading and setting up a computer or tablet, - Getting the most from your computer including Family Research, Photo Enhancement, Web Authoring & Media Research.
Self help is the aim of Computer Group meetings. Learning the secrets of effective web search speeds your troubleshooting and helps you find your way round your computer.
Over the years, the interests of the Computer Group have changed. Devices which used to be overwhelmingly difficult to use are becoming more user-friendly. Mobile phones, tablets, TV and laptops, these days, all have a lot in common and interact. The challenge now is how to enjoy more of the benefits they offer. Communicating with our grandchildren, exploiting the features of modern television sets, satisfying our thirst for knowledge, enjoying music and film at home, armchair travel through Google, are now the topics we discuss. New horizons are discovered from the chance remark of a fellow member and we learn new ways of using ever smaller keys.
Our Computer Clubs meeting in Kirklington at 2pm are: Computer Club 1 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, This is devoted to very basic and perhaps new computer, tablet and smart phone users in order to introduce them to the terminology, and fundamental principles of computing. Computer Club 2 on the 1st Friday of the month, Computer Club 3 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, Computer Club 4 on the 2nd Friday of the month, and is a Zoom meeting for those with mobility issues. Computer Club 5 on the 4th Friday of the month Linux Mint users who just want a simple platform for everyday use, to read and write their emails, surf the web, look at their pictures and perhaps play some music, free of the growing complexity of Windows 10 and 11, join any Club.
Additionally, Computer Group offers one-to-one tutorials for any U3A member who requests individual help and we continue the lock-down facility of a Zoom meeting for those with mobility issues. A notice of each "Club" meeting is published to members before each meeting and Notes concerning the topics discussed are emailed to each member after each meeting.
If you would like to join us for individual help or study, please ring Clive