After over ten years of delivering technology workshops across South Yorkshire – both in-person and online – we’ve created a simple system for introductory in-person provision, as well as three online learning routes that we now call FTP3, so that anyone can learn with us, regardless of their level of confidence or experience using technology.

For as long as we continue to receive grants, donations, and supporters, all of our learning modules adopt a pay-as-you-feel approach, with no-one turned away for lack of funds (or NOTAFLOF)!

Pay I.T. Forward is our in-person learning module, which can be delivered at libraries and community centres for groups looking to get to grips with the internet and technology at beginner level. Topics include understanding different devices and systems, using the web safely and securely, spotting scams, social media, and more. These workshops are highly interactive and designed to be fun, with the aim of enabling a local group to retain and pass on their skills within their community, with optional long-term support from FreeTech Project via Friends of FreeTech Project or one of our three online modules below! You can learn more about Pay I.T. Forward by clicking here.

Tech for the Terrified enables anyone with a device connected to wifi to develop their learning with us, even if they consider themselves under-confident…or even a little afraid of technology! The workshops take place on the popular Zoom app, and focus on “Five Fears”: Zoom and video conferencing itself; understanding and taking care of your device; files and folders; the web at large; invasion of privacy and security. By the end, participants should feel more fearless in using the internet and technology, and ready to continue their learning! Interested? You can find out more about Tech for the Terrified by clicking here.

Taking on Tech is our online support group for all levels, a video meet-up via Zoom where participants can stay up-to-date on the latest changes in technology. In addition to topics such as hardware, software, websites, photo editing, and Raspberry Pi, these interactive workshops include “action learning,” where both facilitators and the group as a whole help solve any tech-related challenges participants may be facing that week! Interested? You can find out more about Taking on Tech by clicking here.

Free Your Tech runs online via Jitsi Meet for those wanting to explore ethical hardware and software, and alternatives to Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Facebook, to name a few — with a focus on privacy and security, free and open source software, Linux and even saving waste using tech! Interested? You can find out more about Free Your Tech by clicking here.

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