Wrinklies is an online community and learning resource open to anyone who feels comfortable with our style - our main objective is help you to use computers and the Internet more effectively.
It’s easy for the younger generation to poke fun at the technical ability of older people, but if you can't beat them - join them! After all, the Internet has provided an excellent way to communicate with our children and grandchildren, who rarely write letters. Also, by getting to grips with the technology, we are also able to open up a whole new learning experience that was not available to us in our earlier years.
Wrinklies.co.uk has been created by people who understand the learning and support needs for people in various age groups and levels of skill. As the name suggests we can still have a laugh at our own expense, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t take training seriously, it's just that often we need to learn at a different level and pace. This website aims to provide that service.
You will be able to access most of the website as a casual visitor, but you must register and sign-in to post messages on the forum and receive our newsletters which include access to valuable training tutorials and tips.
Free Training Courses Free online IT skills training and certification.
Launched in April 2007, ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online) provides free basic and essential skills training to over 250,000 registered learners in every country and territory worldwide and is fast becoming one of the most popular global IT-skills training certifications. ALISON is a social enterprise with a mission to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive self-paced multimedia.
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BBC First Click Campaign
The BBC's First Click Campaign website has a number of useful video guides and printable pages to help you get started and feel more confident.
Click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/connect/campaigns/first_click.shtml
Download Music Legally
With so much confusion over what you can and can't download, we are pleased to have found this website. (We spent quite a bit of time reminiscing listening to old family favourites, such as Burl Ives.)
Click here for more information: http://www.legalsounds.com/?a_aid=wrinklies
Please Support Us
This website is owned and operated by V50 Company Limited to provide help and support to computer users of any age - but mostly Wrinklies! You can support our efforts in providing and further developing the service by making a small contribution towards our costs.
Click here for more information: Support Wrinklies