• by Warwick Bishop

  • by Tony Milner

  • by Gerald Moon

  • by Helen Gowland

  • by Trevor Lewis

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Android: Starter Course

(for Tablets or Smartphones)

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Two x 2-hour sessions    Cost $20
For devices with an Android operating system, such as phones, tablets, and laptops



This is a basic course for people completely new to devices using an Android operating system, such as phones, tablets, and laptops. It starts at the point when you take the device out of the package you brought home from the store. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to the uses of your digital device.
  • Turning your digital device on and off, including Flight Mode.
  • Using the various touch commands, the keyboard, and other controls.
  • Organising the home screens, including the use of widgets. 
  • Connecting to a WIFI network.
  • Downloading apps (functional software) from the Android app store. 
  • Using apps including the Internet browser and the camera.
  • Navigating from the screen of one app to the screen of another.
  • Changing various operational settings.

Nothing technical is covered and the pace is comfortably slow.

Please register early to secure your place in our Courses and Workshops:

  • Click here (Timetable) to see if there is currently a course scheduled.
  • You need to supply the name of course or workshop and your membership number.
  • If the course you want is not listed on the Timetable please email learner@seniornetnelson.org.nz
  • NOTE - There is no need to enrol for Interest Groups, Help Sessions or Club Day Meetings, just turn up
  • REMEMBER - You need to be a paid-up member of SeniorNet Nelson to take a course.