The average age of participants was 70 years; and over a few weeks they improved their use of their digital devices; phones, iPads and desktops
This autumn students at WIT are again getting behind a community-based initiative ‘121 digital’ which sees them give free one-to-one lessons to learners.
Maria Cahill, a computing lecturer at WIT who is behind the initiative outlines the success to date.
“In 2016 and 2017, the Department of Computing and Mathematics was delighted to host 40 attendees from Waterford and south Tipperary who took part in WIT's 121 digital course, working with 45 WIT student volunteers.”
“The average age of participants was 70 years and they worked with the WIT students to further improve their use of their digital devices; phones, iPads and desktops. Participants enjoyed working with the students in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Students and learners enjoyed the opportunity to meet, talk and learn from each other. Working one to one helped make it a fun learning environment for all.”
Each course consists of 4 lessons of 2 hours duration each. Topics can include: Gmail, social networking, Skype, etc. All lessons are delivered on the college campus in a group environment. Students were from the Department of Computing and Mathematics in the college.
Four two-hour lessons will take place, starting Tuesday, October 3rd. There will be three more lessons on October 10th, 17th, and 24th. To sign up, please phone Eleanor on 051 302037 by Friday 29th September.