Stephen Dixon - Round 3, 2016 Champion

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Stephen Dixon

Removing the grey areas – nurturing digital literacy in seniors

After a lengthy career as a digital pioneer, Stephen Dixon is well placed to help other senior citizens to embrace digital technologies with confidence.

Stephen’s first introduction to computers was in 1970, working on a project with James Cook University and the Townsville CSIRO installing one of the first digital computers in Queensland. His varied career, spanning four decades, includes many pioneering digital technologies from satellite networks to loyalty cards.

Now that he is retired, Stephen volunteers for Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL), a not-for-profit education and advocacy group working to improve seniors’ access and take up of digital technologies. As a former Telstra employee, Stephen also volunteers for the Tech Savvy Seniors Program, a partnership between the Queensland Government (led by State Library of Queensland) and Telstra.

The seniors audience has special learning needs as they often have no basic knowledge of technologies and how to use them. Stephen runs free training sessions tailored for older Australians, empowering them to use technology and remain connected in our digital world.

Stephen is a digital champion who has helped to improve seniors’ digital adoption and literacy in Brisbane by:

  • conducting one-on-one tutoring for senior learners in the BSOL central training centre
  • mentoring and lecturing as part of the Tech Savvy Seniors program run
  • providing assistance to telephone and broadband customers on a regular basis through the Telstra Heroes program and Telstra Crowd Support.

Stephen provides interesting and relevant content for his workshops including topics such as travelling overseas with smart devices. He is an active member of the BSOL Apple special interest group, and has presented Apple technologies to other mentors at training workshops. Stephen also contributes to the BSOL Facebook page to help seniors stay up to date with tips, tricks and new technologies.

Stephen is nominated by: Brisbane Seniors Online.

Stephen Dixon

Removing the grey areas – nurturing digital literacy in seniors

After a lengthy career as a digital pioneer, Stephen Dixon is well placed to help other senior citizens to embrace digital technologies with confidence.

Stephen’s first introduction to computers was in 1970, working on a project with James Cook University and the Townsville CSIRO installing one of the first digital computers in Queensland. His varied career, spanning four decades, includes many pioneering digital technologies from satellite networks to loyalty cards.

Now that he is retired, Stephen volunteers for Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL), a not-for-profit education and advocacy group working to improve seniors’ access and take up of digital technologies. As a former Telstra employee, Stephen also volunteers for the Tech Savvy Seniors Program, a partnership between the Queensland Government (led by State Library of Queensland) and Telstra.

The seniors audience has special learning needs as they often have no basic knowledge of technologies and how to use them. Stephen runs free training sessions tailored for older Australians, empowering them to use technology and remain connected in our digital world.

Stephen is a digital champion who has helped to improve seniors’ digital adoption and literacy in Brisbane by:

  • conducting one-on-one tutoring for senior learners in the BSOL central training centre
  • mentoring and lecturing as part of the Tech Savvy Seniors program run
  • providing assistance to telephone and broadband customers on a regular basis through the Telstra Heroes program and Telstra Crowd Support.

Stephen provides interesting and relevant content for his workshops including topics such as travelling overseas with smart devices. He is an active member of the BSOL Apple special interest group, and has presented Apple technologies to other mentors at training workshops. Stephen also contributes to the BSOL Facebook page to help seniors stay up to date with tips, tricks and new technologies.

Stephen is nominated by: Brisbane Seniors Online.