KBS Computer Clinic

KBS Computer Class in progressSince​ ​2011​, ​KBSonline​ ​has​ ​facilitated​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​computer​ ​classes​ ​for​ ​those​ ​a​ ​little​ ​frightened​ ​or bewildered​ ​by​ ​modern​ ​technology.​ Many​ ​have​ ​felt​ ​separated​ ​from​ ​their​ ​younger​ ​friends​ ​and relations​ ​and​ ​complained​ ​of​ ​being​ ​‘out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​loop’. The​ ​first​ ​two​ ​years’​ ​sessions​ ​were​ ​hosted​ ​in​ ​John Blandy​ ​School​ ​because​ ​of​ ​their​ ​profusion​ ​of laptops.​ ​Getting​ ​the​ ​assembled​ ​company​ ​out​ ​of the​ ​little​ ​people’s​ ​chairs​ ​after​ ​2​ ​hours​ ​was​ ​a challenge​ ​and,​ ​as​ ​members​ ​acquired​ ​their​ ​own laptops​ ​and​ ​tablets,​ ​we​ ​changed​ ​the​ ​format and​ ​the​ ​venue. We​ ​now​ ​meet​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Village​ ​Hall​ ​soon​ ​after Christmas​ ​each​ ​year.​ ​​ ​For​ ​the​ ​past​ ​two​ ​years instead​ ​of​ ​‘teaching’​ ​computer​ ​skills​ ​we​ ​have​ ​established​ ​clinic​ ​format​ ​where​ ​anyone​ ​can​ ​come with​ ​their​ ​individual​ ​problems​ ​and​ ​get​ ​advice.​ These​ ​problems​ ​have​ ​ranged​ ​from​ ​safe​ ​banking and​ ​selling​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Internet​ ​to​ ​disaster​ ​recovery​ ​following​ ​the​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​passwords.​ We’ve​ ​not​ ​been stumped​ ​yet!

Look​ ​out​ ​for​ ​announcements​ ​about​ ​the​ ​2017​ ​series.