How we can help
The best way for you to learn anything new on the PC is at your own pace & on your own PC/Laptop. Your own pace means you can
take as long as you need to really get it, taking notes as necessary without feeling pressured because you might be holding others up. Your own PC
means you're learning how to do something exactly as you will be doing it ... identical layout identical versions of programs.
In my own experience i have found that people have a period of 'maximum concentration' - often about 40 minutes to an hour during which time you
get maximum results for minimum effort. I teach my customers how to teach themselves, there are basic approaches to learning that apply to pretty
much whatever you're learning on a PC encouraging them to make good notes as they go (so they can backtrack easily months later if they need to)
That being said it makes it a hell of a lot easier to have someone who knows what they're talking about 'show you round' to get you started &
point you in the right direction
(& don't worry, we speak plain English as well as Geek).
- If you're literally getting started its no problem whatsoever - we will work at your pace.
- Pictures on computers (scanning, downloading from your camera, basic editing)
- Getting more out the web (browsers, search engines)
- Burning CD's.
- Basic rules for email (how not to upset your friends)
- Security on the web (banking, buying, phishing, encryption)
- Downloading software (technologies, the law)
- Is your computer secure ? the basic do's & don'ts.
- Honest advice on what you really need.
- What to do if it all goes wrong.
- Video on your computer (connecting your PC to your TV & stereo... use it as a home cinema).
- Messenger - video chat with friends & family all over the world for free.
- TV capture - use your PC as a digital video recorder.
- Backing up all your files (how & why)..
- Home networking - share documents, pictures & videos with other PC's on your home/work network
- Routine maintenance (aww gowonnn, gowonnn,gowonnn ).
- Computer video, TV capture - put your old family videos onto DVD.
- Capture audio - copy your old (non copy righted) records & tapes onto CD/DVD.
- Trans-coding - converting from one type of video or audio to another.
- Download technologies (FTP, bit torrent, news groups).
- Create your own DVD's for friends & family.
- Learn to build & upgrade your own PC.