Welcome to NZ Hangouts Online
NZ Hangouts Online is a community learning portal to improve your everyday digital skills online from the comfort of your home!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
NZ Hangouts Online is an initiative of Matakite Online Trust of New Zealand, a registered charity which envisions every Kiwis to be online with confidence and trust. We support and encourage people to use digital technology in their everyday lives…
Hangouts is a friendly and sociable platform offering a whole range of topics to strengthen their confidence into the digital world. We organise LIVE two-way interactive online sessions attended by several enthusiastic participants on various topics including:
- Social Media
- Stay Connected with Friends & Family
- Popular Mobile Apps
- Access to various Utility and Government Services
- Online Banking and Shopping
- Popular Devices & Gadgets
- Staying Safe Online
You need to be registered on NZ Hangouts to join the session or access the offline resources. In the Dashboard you shall find the presentation link through which you can choose the presentation slot as per your convenience. Registering on NZ Hangouts for making a presentation is completely FREE of cost. Simply click here to register.
Various skill levels of participation happens on this platform.
- Level-1 (some limited knowledge of using some computer or mobile application and device), 30% typically,
- Level-2 (considerably confident on using various applications and use multiple devices), 30% typically, or
- Level-3 (Can use multiple platforms, devices and applications with ease) 40% typically.
*These are approx. distribution of participation levels.
Hangouts is a community based peer-to-peer learning platform. Presenters are working professionals, industry experts, academicians, fellow learner or someone who love to share their experience. At Hangouts, we don’t aim for perfection, we aim for learning experience filled with fun and quench the curiosity.
If you love telling a story and interacting with people, this program is for you to present.
We are not a education institute and we do not run a course. These are interesting and intriguing presentations and interactions to keep up with the latest technological trends and get insights into the capabilities of applications and devices. You may choose to present the sessions as and when you are available to do so based on the availability of the slots.
No, there will be no examinations that you will have to hold. However, there might be some fun quiz to test participant’s understanding and help them to grasp the concepts. The AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven program keeps track of their progress and helps them understand how they have evolved in their digital journey. A few fun badges could be collected based on their milestones achieved.
You shall receive some cool badges based on your engagement that can be shared over the social media to showcase your achievements. This is to encourage people to make more presentations.
A well-done job deserves a big round of applause.
What you need is any internet capable device like a desktop, laptop, tablet or a mobile phone with good internet connection. You can connect from any place in the world to join the LIVE sessions or access the offline resources. We run the sessions on Zoom platform, you can either join the session through Zoom App or connect through the browser (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge etc.) directly.
A calendar invite with a joining link will be mailed to you after a successful booking of a session.
Once you register on this portal and login to the system, in the dashboard you shall find a button to book a session. Please choose your convenient available slot and fill in the details. A calendar invite with the joining link will be emailed to you.
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Join today on NZ Hangouts and strengthen your digital skills for FREE!