Before the coffee break members introduced themselves and spoke of their interest in coming to Tech Savvy, providing a fertile base for connecting up with others during the break.
After the break the group was briefed about planning for the new Tech Savvy Drop In. Dilemmas facing the planning group in managing the disparate learning needs of over 50 enrollees were discussed. A second time slot was considered and recommended as was dividing the Drop In group timeslots between Apple and Microsoft/Android users. Input was also sought on the idea of using targeted ‘packages’ to provide a theme for part of each Drop In session and for individual/small group mentoring.
It was noted that with the high demand for the Tech Savvy Drop In sessions there will be a greater than expected demand for mentors - and that the mentors are likely to need mentoring too!
Next Tech Savvy session Ian McLeod will present ‘Entertainment II’ (an entertainment related ‘package’ for the reasonably confident internet user) followed up by ‘bloggers’, ‘mentors’ and ‘tech heads’ working group meetings.