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Android: Starter Course

(for Tablets or Smartphones)

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



This introductory course trains members about the essentials of using Android smartphones, tablets, and laptops, but not the phone and messaging functions (see the Android Phone and SMS Text Course).


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to the purposes of your digital device.
  • Turning your digital device on and off.
  • Using the various touch commands, the keyboard, and other controls.
  • Connecting to a WIFI network.
  • Downloading and using various additional functions, called applications (apps).
  • Using various apps, but excluding the contacts, phone, and SMS text apps (see the Android Phone and SMS Text Course).
  • Navigating from one function (app or widget) to another on the various screens and from one window to another in the Internet Browser.
  • Changing various operational settings.
  • Making payments to the user’s ISP (Internet Service Provider).

Nothing technically difficult is covered, and the pace is relatively slow with lots of time to learn and practice. Several tutors are available to assist.

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

  • Click here (Timetable) to see if there is currently a course scheduled.
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  • 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.