Lockdown Learning - Computer Skills for older adults

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Starts 25 Feb 15:00

Ends 25 Feb 16:30

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Training in lockdown – Connectivity, 5G, hardware and picking up new digital skills

At a time when all generations have lived their lives online more than ever before, older people have had to pick up new ICT skills.  During lockdown, training courses could not run and families could not help due to shielding and social distancing, at a time when they were needed most. 

The ICTSkillls4All has developed online learning materials, enabling older adults to pick up new basic skills.  Through their work on the project, Cybermoor has explored how 5G can deliver temporary internet connections, taught learners how to spot and avoid online fraud and found solidarity with similar groups in Portugal, Latvia and Poland.

This short online event explains more about how the training was delivered, the topics that people found most interesting and the experiences in other parts of Europe.

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This webinar is designed for a range of people, including ICT trainers, older adults, Local Authority officers, 3rd Sector Organisations and any organisations involved in providing services and advice to older adults. 

1.     Intro & Welcome – brief overview of project (DH)

2.     Video message from Porto

3.     Training in lockdown – challenges of connectivity, 5G and hardware (DH)

4.     Delivering the course online – internet security (KW)

5.     Views of the participants – hear from people who did the training & Q&A (DH)

6.     The European dimension – how have other partners managed & Q&A (DH)

7.     Showcasing the ICTSkills4All online materials (KW)

8.     Conclusions, policy implications and Key Learning Points (DH)

Daniel Heery and Kevin Wood from Cybermoor will explain the challenges of delivering this project during unprecedented events of the COVID pandemic and look at how the lessons learned can be built into future similar projects.