Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tips for Helping Seniors Learn the Computer

Teaching Seniors Computers - 10 Tips
Written By : Michael Gorzka

I've been teaching library computer classes since 1997. Here are my top 10 tips for teaching seniors how to use a computer.

1) State the goals of the class before you begin instructing. People will come into a class with different skill levels. Advanced students will often work ahead or surf the web if the class material is too basic for them. This can distract you and other people in the class.
After everyone in the class has been seated, I introduce myself and then say something like: "Just to make sure we're all on the same page here, this the Introduction to Email Class". In this class we cover thevery basics of sending and receiving email messages. Is that why we're all here?"
2) Use real life parallels whenever possible....

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