Fitzroy Learning Network Annual Report - Page 10

The adult computer class is a computer literacy program for adult people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and some with English as a second language. This program helps them learn and improve their computer skills to get and keep jobs as well as use computers in their daily life. A specific learning program is prepared and delivered to every student to suit their skills level and need. Our students come from all different backgrounds and age groups. This year’s students included people from Eritrea, Italy, Afghanistan and Australia. Adult computer classes run on Monday and Wednesday afternoon every week during the school term. We had few students from last year who have continued with us to develop their knowledge and skills, and some new enrolments who wanted to learn more advance skills. Every student was given personal attention to achieve their objectives. Our students goals in learning include improving their skills for future employment and study, using the internet to send emails to their family and friends and using websites to source information. Some students have created email accounts and have learnt how to attach files and photos to emails, some students design personalised postcards, greeting cards, calendars and banners with confidence. One of my students, Moira, said “I have enjoyed this class very much, and, for someone who did not know how to turn on a computer, I am slowly developing my skills. Anjali has taught me word (formatting), paint that was fun, excel (calculation), internet (email, social communication), using different websites and publisher (creating cards).” Thanks to all of the staff and volunteers for their help and support to make this program successful. “I have enjoyed this class very much and, for someone who did not know how to turn on a computer, I am slowly developing my skills.” Adult Computer Classes 8 Computer classes are popular at FLN Fitzroy Learning Network Annual Report 2011/12