Log on to Learn - Computer classes for Older People starting in mid-September

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NEWS / 23 August 2016

Ms Finnegan and TY students will be running Computer classes in Stratford's computer lab from Friday, 16th September at 2pm for 6 weeks. Contact the school office (01-492 2315) to attend these classes.

IT or computer literacy is often an issue for Older People who may not have had the opportunity to learn how to use a computer or discover the Internet. One effect of the widening of the digital divide is the exclusion of Older People from many aspects of modern life, due to their lack of basic computer skills.

The latest initiative in our literacy campaign is Log On to Learn, an initiative bringing Transition Year students and Older People together to share computer and life skills.                                                                  

Log On to Learn is a programme that aims to provide Transition Year students with Marketing, Teaching and relating skills as well as insight into another age. Simply put, Log On to Learn is a new way for Older People to learn about computers and the internet. Providing one-on-one learning to make sure the pace of learning meets the needs of the Older Person, the programme takes into account the type of technology the Older Person wants to become comfortable with, be that basic PC skills, booking a flight or researching something on the internet.

Our classes will be held on Fridays -
September 16th, 23rd, 30th and October 7th, 14th, 21st, from  2pm - 3:30 pm in Stratford College's computer lab.
We will have 15 available places for senior citizens.

If you are interested, please contact the school office, 01-492 2315.

Ms. Finnegan

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