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About Me..

Recently retired secondary teacher of English and Information Technology

I can be contacted at and am available to give presentations on technology topics: the iPad, things you can do with an iPad, living with new technology, social media, technology for older learners etc.

Online Courses

I have online courses on various technology areas which you can find at, and

  • Mastering Pixlr: How to use the online photo editor, Pixlr
  • Pixlr Power: Video lessons on how to use Pixlr, with worksheets and example images


I also teach technology courses with the U3A. The courses below are offered through  U3A Nunawading. To enrol in a course, you need to be a member of U3A Nunawading or an associate member of another U3A.  However, the course materials I use are freely available to anyone on this site. See the Downloads page for pdf versions of many of the topics.

Coming soon:  A free course on - How to use the iPad: A course for the older learner. 

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iPad Advanced


Once you have mastered the basics on your iPad, the advanced course covers: how to move files to & from your iPad, apps that offer more value to the iPad as a productivity tool, using your iPad as a media centre, streaming video, going paperless, using and accessing cloud services. See the Advanced course outline.

iPad Beginners


Learn the basic tips, tricks and tutorials about your iPad. It does much more than email and internet surfing. Download the  Beginner course outline  

Not sure what apps to put on your iPad?

Download a list of apps


Introduction to Tablets


 A brief introduction to the Android tablet.  The course goes through settings, navigation, the Google play Store, Google drive and cloud services, Youtube. As there are diverse models and brands of Tablet, the course needs to be quite generic.