Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Pinterest, and Reddit. Just a few of the dizzying array of social media platforms out there. Then you add messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, Signal and more. It’s enough to make your head spin. So, what’s the big deal about them? Why are they such a big part of the modern world? Join your instructor for a guided tour of how these platforms and messaging systems work. This class is computer-based for older eyes, but will touch upon phones and tablets to some extent. The course will give participants a taste of each platform and the basic skills required to use them. The pros and cons of each platform will be discussed, as well as security and privacy issues. Fast-paced and fun, this course requires familiarity with the Internet in addition to some keyboard and mouse skills.
Shawn Gramiak has taught technological skills to adult learners for over 20 years. His clients include MacEwan University, NESA, CLSA and Metro Continuing Education.