Yale College Students boost Pensioners’ Computer Skills
Yale College BTEC First ICT learners have developed a course to help pensioners in the region move into the digital age.
Yale students have been running a support course called “Confused with Computers for Pensioners” aiming to help older people with little or no IT skills gain an understanding of how information technology can improve their communication and expand their reach. The student group have been enjoying sharing their own computer skills with pensioners who are now beginning to surf the internet and use e-mails.
“Teaching others is a fantastic way to embed your own learning” says Julie Wyatt-Brown, ICT Lecturer at Yale College, “Yale students are enjoying sharing their own intelligence with the Friday Group and their help is really making a difference to the pensioners.”
The popular free course runs on a Friday afternoon and has been welcomed by “mature learners” who are now experiencing the benefit of exploring websites and keeping in touch with relatives over the “net”. A happy ethos is clearly part of the course as the pensioners all enjoy Tea/Coffee/biscuits as well.
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