Windows 10 has just been released. Experience of our 'early adopters' with the new Windows 10 installation has also been diverse. Terry is finding it very workable whereas Ian has concerns and has given us a link to uninstall it should we have problems (posted on 'Ian's Blog'). Most group members seem happy to wait until the bugs are sorted out. We will continue watching the rollout of Windows 10 with interest and during the session watched a YouTube video describing the features of the latest version.
The class included lots of formal and informal sharing, beginning with a 'Show and Tell' session. We learnt from Heather about the new Ginio magazine downloading service available through the Library; then later about the way in which Judy was able to virtually command her tablet via Siri to wake her up with a voice message that morning. We learnt from Margaret W that the new I-pads will be 64G and 128G, not 15G and 32G as they are now; and from Ian that the reason for this is the amount of memory required for High Density downloads. That's just a brief snapshot of our discussion.
Coffee break was a little longer than planned as there was such rich small group problem solving and sharing of wisdom in the room! We are going to factor in a longer break as a result.
In the second half of the session we broke up into small groups to follow up interests as 'Bloggers', 'Mentors' and 'Tech Heads'. Each group developed a sense of direction for the next three months and then ideas were gathered for content and speakers for our next session.
I left the class marvelling at the diverse and resourceful ways in which class members were continuing to strive to meet their learning needs and respond positively in an ever changing digital environment.
If you were unable to attend the first session but would like to join in, you might be interested in reading the Course Information handout and the Overview of Working Groups document.