I went to a Council run Class for Older Computer Learners. I think it might make things a lot easier if the teacher had realised that Computerese is a foreign language to most older people.and also that things like Spread Sheets etc are beyond our necessities and also to explain what a computer is for. Most elderly people regard them as something far too complex and to do with offices and Young People.
There were 8 in my class. One man was still working and so he was pretty keen. Otherwise we were all women who just wantted to pass the time on a Wednesday afternoon. Several of us were deaf (self included) and our Teacher had switched from being a Primary School Teacher to us old folk because she thought we would be `easier`. Poor disillusioned lady.
Yes, I think it iis an excellent idea for those who want to learn (I quit the class and found a private teacher and paid and can now get along) and now love being able to check things out and to communicate wiith people but I very much doubt that it is an`Every Home Should Have One` thing. Only people who actually want one and feel the need to see broader horizons may actually want to learn. I am not against it but neither am I for it!
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