Learning Together

Digital basics – skills & understanding – for beginners and memory-refreshers

Learning Together is about learning and progressing in the digital world — and (hopefully) being able to help other people as well as yourself.

The starting point for Learning Together is Learn My Way, an online learning project that many people like doing just for fun. In their own words …

Learn My Way is a website of free online learning for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

However – Learning Together is much more than Learn My Way. Our aim is to help you progress away from Learn My Way – when you are ready – to using and understanding everything else that interests you about the internet – so that you can actually do it with confidence.

Where and when

  • Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Rd, N16 8NA (travel directions and map on our home page).
  • Every Friday afternoon, 2 to 4 pm.

Who is it for?

Please join us if …

  • you are a digital beginner learner
  • you want to learn again
  • you think you are a beginner even if you are not
  • you are not a beginner but would like a confidence boost
  • you are not a beginner but feel you need to catch up with 2023
  • you would like to help others succeed because you know how important it is
  • you have aready started with Learn My Way.

A new volunteer role

We have created a new volunteer role just for Learning Together — supporting you to help other people. Some of the Friday afternoon sessions might be specifically for training new volunteers.

We pay for the travel expenses of new and existing volunteers who do not have free travel on public transport.

Start any Friday afternoon, 2 pm

Learning Together is not a drop-in, so it’s not like Wednesday afternoons.

Everyone at the Friday afternoon sessions is actively learning, with help – and there are usually short group workshops about topics not covered by Learn My Way, or a bit more advanced – inspired by the progress and needs of the whole group.

Are there Learn My Way classes?

Yes – but we need to explain how it happens.

Learn My Way is for individual learning that you can do any time you like, anywhere, and always at your own pace. So on Friday afternoons, everyone in the room is at a different stage in their personal learning journey.

But learning how to use Learn My Way might be best done as a group activity – and learning how to help other people with Learn My Way definitely implies workshops or a short course.

Will there be progression classes?

Yes. The focus of Learn My Way is basic skills. When you have learnt those basic skills, you will be ready to progress to the opportunities and challenges of the real internet. That is what Learning Together is really about.

How do we join Learning Together?

No appointments. No enrolment. Just come to Mildmay Community Centre any Friday afternoon at 2 pm.

Have you really found an easy way to sign up for Learn My Way?


If you have struggled with the standard, complicated way, forget what you did – join us on Friday afternoon. We will give you an oven-ready Learn my Way account that you can access immediately in fewer than 20 seconds. Bring a stopwatch 🙂


Yes. The tea / coffee / nibbles trolley is usually ready at 1:30 pm.

See also page: Learning – courses and workshops

Learn My Way

Digital skills courses online

The Learn My Way developer is Good Things Foundation. In their own words –

Learn My Way is a website of free online learning for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

We think you would like it — and it’s definitely a good drop-in activity.

So here is the link » https://learnmyway.com/ «

How to register as a Learn My Way learner

We offer two registration methods …

  1. We can give you a pre-registered LMW account, with a temporary email address
  2. You can make an account using your own email address or phone number.

1. Use one of our pre-registered Learn My Way accounts

This is by far the better method.

We will give you an oven-ready LMW username and password, so you can get started immediately. Please ask a helper at the Wednesday afternoon drop-in, or come to the Friday afternoon Learning Together (where everybody is doing LMW, and most of them have a pre-registered LMW account).

2. Create an account yourself on the Learn My Way website

For registration, you will need, before you start …

  • An email address that belongs to you
  • A password of at least 12 characters for your Learn My Way account
  • Our centre ID number: 8000601

Now click on this link » https://learnmyway.com/ «

The registration links are at the top and bottom of every Learn My Way page.

Do you need a printed guide?
  • Please ask a helper for our A4 handout ‘How to register for Learn My Way’.
A note on your privacy
  • Learn My Way is an education site. It’s not social media — and you can be sure that they will not misuse your information, or try to track your other online activities.
  • We think it is safe to use your personal email address for Learn My Way.

See also page: Learning – courses and workshops

Learn My Way, 24 April 2023

Online learning – in your own way

A workshop for senior citizens at Mildmay Community Centre – Monday 24 April, 2 to 4 pm

NB: this workshop has finished.

Learn My Way is a website of free online learning for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.

This is a new version of Learn My Way. It’s obviously intended for people who don’t have much internet experience, but it’s not just for total beginners. We think you would like it — and it’s definitely a good drop-in activity.

So here is the link » https://learnmyway.com/ «

About the workshop

Where and when

  • Mildmay Community Centre (main hall).
  • 2 to 4 pm (it’s ok to arrive early – the café area is a nice place to wait).

What you will do and learn

  • It’s a one-off workshop to get you started with Learn My Way.
  • You will register as a learner (for that, you will need an email address that you can access at the workshop).
  • You will understand how to use the Learn My Way modules, and follow your own  progress.
  • And you will definitely learn something new.

How to sign up

  • Signing up in advance is not essential – but if we know you are coming, we will keep your place until 2:05 pm (ie- for five minutes). You can tell us you are coming in an email to learning@50pd.uk
  • Otherwise, it’s first come – first served.

After the workshop

  • You can carry on with Learn My Way whenever you like – anywhere you have internet access.
  • Our Wednesday afternoon drop-in would be a ideal place to continue Learn My Way. You can use our laptops with the community centre wifi, and help from our volunteers.

More information

Workshop organised by MRS – Independent Living (MRS-IL) – Digital Confidence project – 50pd.uk