The Digital Divide

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The Digital Divide

by pfirmin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:16 am

How many people over the age of 50 feel completely computer literate? How do you keep up to date with new information technology and new software and devices? Is there a demand for training and workshops to help mature people master the Internet and get the most out from being online? What are your own IT experiences and needs? Please post a response.
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Re: The Digital Divide

by Zak » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:57 pm

Age UK have a whole host of FREE booklets about the Internet, IT, etc.
All worth a read and a very useful reference.

Better still they run all sorts of IT tuition
and what isn't FREE is 'chip as chips'.

It's mainly one on one
and it's catered to your specific needs.

Barclays Bank now have Digital Angels in their branches
who offer FREE help with your on-line banking.

However probably the best source for IT information
are your children and grandchildren :P
and their services can be bought very cheaply.
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Re: The Digital Divide

by pfirmin » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:11 am

Thanks for the response Zak, some good points there, but please note that your final option is only really viable if you are fortunate enough to have any offspring - many people do not and hence might be even further digitally divided! I know that some local libraries offer free assistance and personal computer tuition sessions - but there's usually a long waiting list and tuition time is usually very limited. Does anyone else have any views on this matter? I'd be glad to hear them.
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Re: The Digital Divide

by Andrew Krajewski » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:07 am

I've been helping out at some Age UK It sessions
and they really are very good.

The ones that I do last for over two hours
there are only about six students
and at least three trainers.

Each student is pretty much getting individual tuition
on their particular needs
and it's all FREE.

My experience indicates that it's a fabulous service
and it seems to be very widely available.

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