Technology Learning Centre

The Technology Learning Centre is now temporarily closed for the summer break. The TLC will be resuming it’s services in September 2020 with some combination of online learning services and possibly a re-opening of it’s physical location at the Family Place in Parksville depending on the nature of health concerns at that time. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and we wish you a healthy and happy summer! Updates about the fall session of the TLC will be posted as we get closer to September.

 

Want to access online tutorials and printable PDF handouts for self directed tech learning?

 

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Need some technology questions answered or some help to get over a hurdle?

You can also email us at tlc@sd69.bc.ca for direct technology support and assistance.

Other Resources to check for updates about the TLC

Make certain to follow the TLC on our Facebook page and receive regular news and event updates as we expand our online technology learning options. We have also updated our YouTube offerings at our YouTube channel – OBLT YouTube Channel

FOR MORE INFO Call: 250-947-8258.

“We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia”

Drop-In Sessions temporarily suspended

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until 12 noon.

Fridays from 10:30 am – 12pm (after the workshop)

These are some of the things we can help with:

  • Email and send photos in email
  • Search the Internet
  • Word processing and Spreadsheets
  • Voice and video over the Internet (ie. Skype)
  • Download movies/TV shows to an iPad

BLT2Go Mobile Tech Lab temporarily suspended

Thursdays 1 – 3 pm

We park just in front of the Qualicum Library weekly.

Tech Topic 1 hr Workshops temporarily suspended

These FREE Workshops take place FRIDAYS from 9:30 to10:30. See the calendar below for the Tech Topic that will be covered. No registration necessary, first come first serve.

TLC Volunteer Interview

Many of our programs would not be what they are without the many hours that volunteers contribute towards them. The Technology Learning Centre is one of the programs that benefits the most from these assistances from members of the community. In this newsletter we’ll get a chance to hear from one of our longest running volunteers in the program; Richard. Richard first began volunteering at TLC around 15 years ago. For him it was a way to keep himself busy and purposeful after an injury he had. He wasn’t ready to retire quite yet and knew that by volunteering he could keep making a contribution to the community he loved so much as well as using his skills in computers and education. Richard has an extensive background in computers, programing and educating other professionals to use them since graduating from Camosun College in the 1980’s. What Richard likes most about TLC is teaching people how to use their devices to the full potential. He enjoys showing someone how to use that tablet they received for Christmas and haven’t touched since or the hidden features on their cell phone. One thing he believes that people will continue to need help with in the future is protecting their privacy. He believes everyone should be able to keep their phones, tablets and computers to themselves without fear of cyber-attacks or third party information sharing. These are just some of the many topics the volunteers and employees focus on at TLC. They also open up the lab for people to have free computer and internet access, reasonable rates on printing services and free tech workshops every Friday. If you think that you or anyone you know could benefit from these kind of services and workshops be sure to stop in and see what’s happening in the lab, the great thing about working with technology is that each day is completely different than the last! Thank you to Richard and all our other dedicated volunteers who show up each week to help make our programs a reality. Their tireless effort is one of the main reasons these programs end up reaching so many people within our community