Technology

Technology at Renaissance Academy is focused on why our members use technology, identifying common pitfalls and how to optimize their use of technology. Our members enjoy the unique opportunity to learn in a relaxed social setting and experience Technology from the perspective of a mature learner. Technology at Renaissance Academy also provides a unique insight into other areas of learning through hybrid seminars in Photography, French, and Education.

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Your lecturer is...

Dermot Devereux is an IT professional with a proven track record of over 40 years in the industry. Dermot has expertise in computer programming and is a qualified professional in Microsoft platforms including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Dermot also has experience as a lecturer in Computer Science, having lectured at University College Dublin from 1976 to 1979.

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What you can expect to learn

Week 1
Plenary Session: What do we use Technology for?
Week 2
Barriers to Exploration: What prevents you from using Technology?
Week 3
Your Desktop/Laptop: Understanding the Hardware
Week 4
Your Desktop/Laptop: Understanding the Software
Week 5
Your Email: What to Do and What Not to Do
Week 6:
Viruses: What Are They and How to we Avoid Them
Week 7
Back it Up: How to Save and Delete Files Across Platforms
Week 8
Back it Up: How to Save and Delete Files Across Platforms
Week 9
Software Updates: What are they?
Week 10
Navigating the World Wide Web: How to Optimize Your Web Search
Week 11
Technology and Photography: How to create an online Portfolio
Week 12
Technology as a Platform for Continuous Learning

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