10 January 2012: iiNet, Australia’s second largest DSL broadband provider, has today announced an educational program dedicated to teaching discoverers of all ages basic computer and Internet skills.
The program, called ‘Learn with iiNet’, will see the Internet service provider host two workshops each month at its Subiaco headquarters. The workshops will cover a variety of topics including Facebook basics, social media etiquette, tips for troubleshooting and more.
Maryna Fewster, iiNet’s Chief Customer Officer, said the program is designed to help people make the most of their broadband connection.
“Following on from the success of our annual Open Day event, Learn with iiNet satisfies the overwhelming demand from our customers and members of the local community to gain new skills and maximise their Internet connection and devices,” Ms Fewster said.
“We’re passionate about the Internet and connecting with the community and we see the Learn with iiNet program as a natural extension of the many community-based initiatives we already participate in.”
Learn with iiNet – January 2012 Workshops
16 January, 6pm – Facebook 101
From getting in touch with long lost friends to storing your old memories online, Facebook is a powerful way to connect. This workshop runs you through ground rules for setting up an account. You’ll learn about walls, likes, uploading photos, look at privacy settings and how to avoid common Facebook faux pas with basic social networking etiquette.
17 January, 6pm – How to set up a home network
Join the iiNet BoBsquad™ team, as they show you how to setup a secure wireless home network. You’ll learn how to connect your doovalackies, pick up pointers on basic network security, plus walk away with basic troubleshooting techniques (handy for when your home network is misbehaving).
Learn with iiNet – February 2012 Workshops
Workshop topics and dates for February will be announced on Monday, 6 February 2012.
For more information, visit www.iinet.net.au/workshops.