Making The Most Of Smartphones And Tablets

Do you have a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) but are not making the most of it? Or are you thinking of buying one but dont know where to start? Come along to this workshop class where you can learn about android versus apple, apps, podcasts, watching TV and films and much more. Bring your own device or practise with one of ours.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

This course is for anyone feeling frustrated while trying to use their Tablet or Smartphone - and not getting the most out of it. They can do an incredible amount of things... you just need to learn how.

What does this course cover

The difference between the main rivals,
Apple, Android, Windows.
Creating a Google account - (a necessary basic).
Using the Google Play Store - where you get the Apps from setting up your email account.
Transferring files from your tablet to your P.C and vice/versa.
Using Wireless peripherals, Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi etc.
Using the internet on your tablet.
Getting and understanding the best data deals for you phone/tablet.
Go through the total variety of Apps you can get.
Inserting and using Micro SD cards (boosting the memory).
Run through Web Conferencing/Video Communications platforms (Zoom/MS Teams).

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.+ Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

An increased confidence in using technology and (hopefully) help you to breakdown and understand the awful terminology so often used.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’