Madeleine Mionnet - Round 1, 2017 Champion

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Introducing Redlands seniors to the age of technology

Confidence is key when it comes to new computer users, and Madeline Mionnet is dedicated to helping Redlands seniors build that confidence and embrace the digital age.

Madeleine has been a volunteer computer class teacher for the University of the Third Age (U3A) Redlands since 1999. She’s been the course coordinator for 10 years. U3A, which is the age of active retirement, is a worldwide self-help organisation, promoting learning for personal enjoyment and satisfaction.

Madeleine has taught computer skills to more than 700 U3A Redlands members — mostly seniors ranging in age from early 50s to mid-80s. Her active involvement with the organisation includes:

  • coordinating 10 computer classes with six tutors and 10 assistant tutors
  • writing workbooks and computer guides specifically for seniors
  • contributing to the regular newsletter.

As well as introductory computer skills, Madeleine provides courses on more advanced subjects, including iPads and tablets, smartphones, Windows 10, Skype, online shopping, online banking, photography, Microsoft Office, and computer security.

Madeline first became interested in technology in the early 1980s when she enrolled in a business diploma in her home country, Canada. Computers were only being introduced to the curriculum at the time. She moved to Australia in 1984 where she put her computer skills into practice as an owner of several small businesses. Madeleine is often approached by former students who are grateful for her practical computer lessons.

As a digital champion, Madeleine will continue teaching computer classes and one-on-one tutorials, including introducing new courses. She plans to grow the Redlands U3A Computer Club Facebook page and blog, which both share basic computer tips and class information, as well as engage in periodic seminars on technology topics, such as online security.

Madeleine is nominated by: The University of the Third Age Redlands District Inc.

Introducing Redlands seniors to the age of technology

Confidence is key when it comes to new computer users, and Madeline Mionnet is dedicated to helping Redlands seniors build that confidence and embrace the digital age.

Madeleine has been a volunteer computer class teacher for the University of the Third Age (U3A) Redlands since 1999. She’s been the course coordinator for 10 years. U3A, which is the age of active retirement, is a worldwide self-help organisation, promoting learning for personal enjoyment and satisfaction.

Madeleine has taught computer skills to more than 700 U3A Redlands members — mostly seniors ranging in age from early 50s to mid-80s. Her active involvement with the organisation includes:

  • coordinating 10 computer classes with six tutors and 10 assistant tutors
  • writing workbooks and computer guides specifically for seniors
  • contributing to the regular newsletter.

As well as introductory computer skills, Madeleine provides courses on more advanced subjects, including iPads and tablets, smartphones, Windows 10, Skype, online shopping, online banking, photography, Microsoft Office, and computer security.

Madeline first became interested in technology in the early 1980s when she enrolled in a business diploma in her home country, Canada. Computers were only being introduced to the curriculum at the time. She moved to Australia in 1984 where she put her computer skills into practice as an owner of several small businesses. Madeleine is often approached by former students who are grateful for her practical computer lessons.

As a digital champion, Madeleine will continue teaching computer classes and one-on-one tutorials, including introducing new courses. She plans to grow the Redlands U3A Computer Club Facebook page and blog, which both share basic computer tips and class information, as well as engage in periodic seminars on technology topics, such as online security.

Madeleine is nominated by: The University of the Third Age Redlands District Inc.