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[Free] Staying Connected – Bridging Digital Gaps

What you’ll be taught

  • What system must you buy or use
  • Navigate the web and web sites safely
  • Navigate social media platforms
  • Use electronic mail and apps throughout your gadgets
  • On-line safety, security and privateness


  • No prior coaching essential and minimal know-how information essential. You’ll be taught all the things you must know
  • Smartphone, pill and/or laptop


Staying Connected – Bridging Digital Gaps

In 2022 the digital and bodily worlds are virtually indistinguishable but many people are having difficulties staying related. This 4-half course gives accessible coaching for growing old adults and those that wish to take part of their digital neighborhood however lack technological expertise. The workshop consists of the next elements

1. Gadgets(Desktop, Cellular and Pill),

2. E mail, Apps

3. Web sites, Web and

4. Social networks

As know-how continues to quickly broaden many growing old adults are being left behind. This was made extraordinarily prevalent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Many growing old adults wish to be a part of and be a part of on-line communities. Nonetheless, many are intimidated or overwhelmed with technological boundaries. Getting older adults have even created digital accounts however are underutilizing their digital assets. This isn’t resulting from their lack of curiosity however somewhat lack of know-how and tech-savviness.

In response to the Canadian Web Registration Authority (CIRA), almost 3 out of 4 Canadians spend not less than 3 to 4 hours on-line every day. These experiences could be very optimistic if there’s ease of use and the exact opposite if not. Adults 55+ are browsing the Web utilizing cellular gadgets. Their use has drastically elevated from 24% to 57% between 2015-2019 and continues to develop. The COVID-19 pandemic has modified the world perpetually and the impacts of it can proceed to point out their ripples. One in all these adjustments are the speedy technological developments; pair this with the sudden rise in use and also you’ve bought a recipe that leaves growing old adults susceptible to being neglected of the dialog. “Older adults are consultants of their lived experiences and may determine the potential boundaries to know-how adoption and use. – Shengzhi Wang This age-pleasant 4-half workshop teaches all the basics of digital platforms, web sites, social networks and electronic mail/apps.

This challenge was supported partly by a Centre on Getting older College of Manitoba Age-Pleasant College Initiative Fund 2021-2022

Age-Pleasant Hub on the UManitoba web site

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