We live in an ever-changing world with ever-changing technologies, and for Australia’s senior citizens, it can be difficult to keep up with new devices, new forms of communication, and all the new issues to go with it.
This inspired us to begin our project, ‘Net University’ in 2013. We offer a variety of modules that demonstrate to seniors how to effectively use tablets and phones in their day-to-day lives. These 2-hour classes, held in local libraries in the City of Wanneroo and City of Joondalup, are run by trained Enactus ECU members, who are accompanied by local school students, to provide a comfortable and personal learning experience. Each participant receives a manual, outlining all of the information that we cover during classes, so they can follow along, and recap what they’ve learnt at home.
This project is a rewarding opportunity for us to bring together high school students, university students, library staff, and seniors, thereby creating a significant social aspect, and bridging the gap between generations.
We are currently running the following modules:
- Basic iPhone
- Basic iPad
- Basic Android
- Cyber Security
If you are interested in attending a Net University class, please visit the Net University calendar for booking information here: (remember, although our classes are aimed at seniors, everybody is welcome!)