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All about data
This topic covers all things data! You’ll learn what data is, how we measure it, how you can buy it and what plans are available. You’ll also read about how data costs vary between your home and mobile, as well as how to manage your phone settings and data when you go overseas.
Wi-Fi and mobile networks
You can connect to the internet without any cables, and we call this type of internet connection Wi-Fi. This course will teach you all about Wi-Fi, which we use when we’re at home or in a place that has free Wi-Fi like a café or airport. You’ll also read about mobile data which we can use anywhere anytime and how it is different from Wi-Fi.
This topic has courses on some of the fun hobbies you can do online. You can learn how to become your family’s ancestry champion in our first course, Researching family history. We also have courses on the amazing world of Google Earth, Google Voyager and Google Arts & Culture, to whisk you away on a tour of the globe from the comfort of your own living room. Finally, we have a course on how to write your first blog (short for web log, or online journal), to enable you to share your hobbies and interests with friends, family and the community at large.
All about apps
This topic takes you into the world of apps (short for ‘Applications’, or computer programs). They are the amazing little programs that do a lot and help us use our smartphones, tablets and even laptop and desktop computers. Learn about the kinds of things you can do with apps, where you can get them, and how you can be safe when using your apps.
Designed for use on a laptop or desktop computer, test your memory or tease your brain while honing your keyboard and mouse skills. There are crosswords, memory games, spot the difference, word ‘drag and drop’ games and trivia questions to enjoy. Are you ready for a challenge?
This area is designed for those using a laptop or desktop computer, and want to build their mouse and keyboard skills. We tackle the most common challenges when using computers, and you can watch the demonstration videos, practise your skills in a safe environment, and then download the printable guides to refer to later.