Many members who can access SilverHairsClub.com have at least the basic knowledge on how to use the internet, for emailing and searching for the information they want. Of course, there are always alot to learn, and some members have more than working knowlede of the internet. Others find that the internet is frightening to them, and do not use the internet for the daily use. Many do not use the net, because their children do not allow them to use the home computer, or they do not have one PC to use.
The area that may be of concern is the lack of computer knowledge and use of the internet. Many just are too frighten to use the internet. Some may be worried about messing up the data inside the computer, if they press the wrong button. For others, getting the mouse to move is mind boggling.
Today, without the internet, some of us can be lost. We either queue up at the bank counter, or we do our transaction online. We either buy newspapers or we read the news on the IPAD or a smartphone. We may be still sending Christmas cards, while for many, they no long send cards nor receive cards. What’s happening?
I think that internet training may be a good project to undertake. We had courses before, but they are no longer pursued. For some, we prefer senior trainers and not some 25 year old telling us what to do. We dont want to attend classes with other 25 years old, less we may appear odd. Yes, many members are good enough with the internet.
As this is the new year, I am thinking we can revisit the issue of internet training and PC training. We have tried, but we were not able to continue. Do you think this is a cost issue? Or is the fact that we cannot have courses, due to lack of venues or lack of computers? Or, we have no trainers, or enough members willing to share? Or are the rates charged too high, even if they are the same rate charged by the venue operators? Or should trainers be paid?
This is the beginning of the year. I hope you can share your thoughts on how we can get internet training going on, on a continuous basis. Have you a suggestion or idea? Dont worry about feasibility. An idea or suggestion is still an idea. Share it with us. We might pick up these ideas for implementation. Please respect other members ideas, whether you think workable or not. Even if running internet courses or IT training is your line, say something so we can hear you too.
How to provide internet knowledge to those who would like to know more about the internet and PC? Including those with no knowledge at all.