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Learning how to use technology can be an intimidating task. While technology use is fairly widespread, it can be difficult to keep up with constant advancements and updates. However, there are various benefits to using technology such as keeping us connected with others through video calls or messages, or adding convenience to our lives through online shopping, food delivery, and ride sharing services.
Since 2015, Keiro has been teaching our Introduction to iPad course to older adults who were interested in learning how to adapt this new piece of technology into their everyday lives. Now more than ever, learning how to use new technology will be important for us to maintain our social connections, and we anticipate that you may have to teach your loved ones new technology. As a first step, have the following ready before starting.
Once you and your loved one are set up and ready to learn, you can start the teaching process. However, being a technology teacher can be difficult and challenging, which is why we have put together our list of tips that can help you become one. We hope that these tips can help you encourage your loved one as they begin, or continue, to explore the benefits of incorporating new forms of technology into their daily lives.
Teaching your loved one to use technology virtually or over the phone presents some challenges. All of the above tips and tricks still apply, but it may just take more time and repetition to learn. Providing opportunities to learn new technology will enable them to participate in various virtual events with family and friends, allowing them to stay connected in this time of uncertainty.
Resources for those teaching older adults:
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