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15 october, 2012

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Elderly Arkhangelsk residents are exploring IT

Elderly Arkhangelsk residents are exploring IT
Information and Internet technologies for training elderly people were developed in Arkhangelsk.
 
A social project “It’s always good to learn! Information and Internet technologies for training elderly people” at the base of the computer class of the regional branch of the NGO all-Russia Society of Deaf People is nearing to its end.
 
The goal of the project was to adapt people of senior age to the life under conditions of information community. To achieve it, traditional basic computer courses were brought in accordance with requirements of the teaching methods for adults which takes into consideration mental specialties of elderly people.
 
In the course of the year, six groups of elderly people were undergoing training for using PCs in the amount of 72 academic hours. Altogether, 48 people of pension age had succeeded with the training; mostly, these were disabled veterans of labor.
 
Presently, all active pensioners and all people willing to get computer skills can acquire computer literacy using a new section where educational materials are placed; the section is located on the Civic Initiatives’ Website: “Improvement of computer literacy.”
 
State support, provided as a grant in accordance with the order of the President of the Russian Federation, was used to implement the project “It’s always good to learn! Information and Internet technologies for training elderly people.”
 
As of October 1, 2012, computer training courses for elderly people are carried out on the base of the Institute of Mathematics, Information and Space Technologies of the Northern (Arctic) Lomonosov Federal University (#68 Uritskogo Str.).
 
This became possible thanks to partner project of the Northern (Arctic) Lomonosov Federal University and Educational Institute of the Arkhangelsk branch of the all-Russia Society of Deaf People, which had got financing from the regional budget under the frames of a tender for socially oriented NGOs.
 
The Project “Computer literacy course for active pensioners” is targeted at involving volunteers in the process of elderly people adaptation to the modern world of which information technologies are a part.
 
Classes are taking place three times a week; the course goes on for 6 weeks, 72 academic hours.
 
People of retirement age (women above 55 years, men above 60 years) may take part in the project. One can sign for a course by the telephone 216100 (ext.19-28) on week days from 10am to 12 pm.
 
The Project “A course of computer literacy for active pensioners” is implemented with the support of the Arkhangelsk Regional Ministry for Local Self Government Development.

RF Civic Chamber Media–Office

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