Joan King from Telford, Shropshire has been a WEA learner for a number of years and has completed a number of computer courses at the Telford Study Centre. When she first joined she knew nothing about computers and now she is using one to research her family history. This is what she said about WEA and her course…
‘I remember the first day I joined the WEA Computer Drop in I was terrified, I knew nothing at all about computers. I really felt my first day would be my last.
I met my teacher Sue Blair, she was so keen to put me at ease, her help was wonderful, doubly so as I am disabled. I was really grateful.
I’d taken my machine, a Dell notebook and Sue showed me how to use it. But after a short while she asked me to go on a desktop computer. WOW! I’d never believed I could do that, but with help and advice I learned so much.
I am still in awe there is so much to learn and discover, every class I attend I come away feeling so good.
I’d say to anyone give it a go you won’t regret it. I never have.
Skype is amazing, my son lives in Australia, my granddaughter and family in New Jersey and I visit them all often. My son moved house and I was shown round his new home, I can see the street where he lives, each time I actually feel I’ve been on a visit.
I recently won a gigantic Easter Egg and yes I was able to share my prize, they all saw it. Now that’s what I call truly amazing.
Now I’m doing Ancestry, finding out all about my family. It’s all so interesting’