Ealing Adult Learning service continues to deliver courses through its online offer. We will deliver lessons and support learners through the use of Google Education suite, Zoom, Skype and other digital platforms.
Our 2021-2022 Prospectus is now available, however there will be major changes to the way we can provide these courses in the Autumn Term.
For the moment, all our courses will be delivered online, however, we are making very careful plans to ensure that we will be ready for classroom delivery as soon as we can. The safety of staff and learners is our top priority and we will continue to follow Government and Public Health England advice on social distancing.
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To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet/mobile phone with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone and preferably a camera.
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Banking and shopping safely online
The ability to make purchases, bank online, book holidays and make payments online can save considerable time and effort, presenting you with a wide choice. There are, however, risks with online shopping and payments and online transactions are commonly targeted by fraudsters. This course will provide you with recognised methods and practices to protect yourself by knowing how to recognise secure payment/transaction sites, how to pay safely and securely on shopping sites, what to do if you suspect a fraud/scam and who to report it to.
Banking and Shopping Safely Online
The ability to make purchases, bank, book holidays and make payments on the Internet can save considerable time and effort, and also presents you with the widest choice. There are, however, risks associated with online shopping and payments; you need to take care with what you are buying, from whom, and how you pay for your purchases. Online transactions are commonly targeted by fraudsters; unlike actually being at a store checkout or bank counter, we cannot see who we are paying our money to.
Aims of the course
To provide you with recognised methods and practice to protect yourself by knowing how to recognise Ďsecureí payment/transaction sites; how to pay safely and securely on shopping sites; what to do if you suspect a fraud/scam; who to report to if you are victim of a fraud/scam.
What you will learn
- How to keep your banking details safe - How to shop safely online by recognising safe secure websites - What to look for when buying from online shops - How to recognise secure payment methods, such as PayPal, Visa, Mastercard - What information to disclose during a transaction - What to do if you suspect a fraudulent transaction, and who to report it to
Learning Outcomes - Develop good Internet practices when using the Internet by following guidelines to protect yourself online, such as the use of strong passwords, anti-virus software - Recognise secure online shopping sites - Choose carefully where to shop online - Recognise secure payment methods and sites - Know who to report to if you are a victim of an online payment fraud
Suitability and entry requirements
None required. The Online Safety and Security course will be of value if completed before this course.
Platform for the course
This workshop will be held on Zoom. You can join by clicking on the link within the joining instructions. Once you have joined, please turn on your camera. Ealing Adult Learning has an E-Safety Policy and Procedure which can be requested at any time for further information (also included in the Learner Handbook).
How you will learn in this course/workshop
- Online based teaching via Zoom application software (Refer to Resources below) - Online demonstration and exposition - Realtime Question and Answer - Guided practical exercises and tasks - Class notes - Online interactive quiz - Online videos and link resources - Anytime access to all course materials on Google Classroom
Accreditation, qualifications and assessment methods
This is a non-accredited course. There will be continuous informal assessment, through observation, question and answer, and feedback of tasks performed during the session.
How much additional time do you need to invest, apart from c
No additional hours are required to complete this course. However, we do advise, where possible, that you review class notes and practise for at least 2 additional hours each week in order to gain confidence and remember what you have learnt.
Are there any additional costs?
Requirements for online learning course
The sessions will be held on Zoom. You can join by clicking on the link within the joining instructions. Once you have joined, please turn on your camera. Ealing Adult Learning has an E-Safety Policy and Procedure which can be requested at any time for further information.
Minimum hardware requirements for online learning course
It is recommended you use a Windows PC or laptop; an Apple MAC computer can also be used. Tablets and mobile smart phones may also be used, but may not provide the best online viewing experience for learning. You will not be able to follow demonstration to perform tasks, during the online session, on a mobile phone. The PC/laptop/tablet should ideally have a microphone, speakers, camera and a good internet connection.
Minimum software requirements for online learning course
Operating System: Windows 10* for PCís Web Browser: Google Chrome For Apple Macís: Compatible Operating System Web Browser: Google Chrome * MS Windows 7 operating system is now outdated and no longer supported by Microsoft. If you are using MS Windows 7, you will experience technical issues.
Pen and paper to takes notes.
Next steps - progression
On completion of this course, you can enrol for online courses available at Ealing Adult Learning: ? For EALís offer, please go online: www.ealing.gov.uk/adultlearning.
Pam Whitehorne Professional and accomplished IT Tutor with extensive experience designing and delivering, face to face and online, computing courses to Learners, ranging from those unfamiliar with, and a fear of technology, to post-graduate University Learners. Passionate about IT and supporting Learners to achieve their IT goals
Time and duration
Start Date: 08 June 2022
Start Time: 11:00
Day: Wednesday Morning
First Lesson Duration: 02:00
Total Weeks: 1
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