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Overcoming Technofobia

Today’s world of increased electronic devices, mobiles, youtube, chats, whatsapp, Linkedin, facebook, Twitter, Telegram, google… has changed the world so completely that a even a newspaper will be found difficult to understand for a person from just 25 years ago.

This course is intended to empower the elderly with tools and technologies to connect across distance. The technophobia that prevents you from handling the expensive iphones, samsungs, laptops, ipads, nokia devices that your children are loving to send you will now be  in the past. Your grandchildren will be happy that their grandparents are cool and more importantly the cultural heritage and experience can now be passed to your grandchildren living in a foreign country.

Takeaways

  1. You will be taught about the basics of technology used on a user perspective
  2. Dos and donts will be shared
  3. Email ids, facebook accounts, etc will be created and setup on your device. You can bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop.
  4. You will get four followup visits once a week after the course to help with any issues.
  5. You can avail of 3 free walk-in service for a period upto 6 months after the program.
  6. Free invite for our half yearly septuagenarian meet where new technologies, devices will be shared and help provided to adopt.
  1. Should be 60 +
  2. Should have smart phone, tab OR laptop
  3. Young at heart and willing to come
  • Rs.550 per head per Module
  • Discounts for followup session and Walk-in sessions.
  • We encourage you to participate as couples and offer a full discount for your spouse if both are attending the same session.
  • We encourage you to gift this to your parent or grand parent.
  • Payment is 100% in advance.

3 one on one sessions spaced out by a week to be completed in not more than one and a half months.

  1. During the training everything seemed easy but now sitting at home the phone does not seem to work. You accumulate the questions and have them answered during this 3 sessions.
  2. Your children, grandchildren are using some jargons which you are not familiar with or which werent covered during the training. Get them clarified.
  3. I am still not convinced that I can safely do bank transactions on my mobile. Have your questions answered, it may save you about atleast half the trips to the bank.

3 walk-in service support

  1. You did something, clicked somewhere and now your mobile doesnt work or working very slow. Get this resolved.
  2. The apps and parts of software on your device (mobile, tablet or laptop) keep getting upgraded. Learn how to keep your system upgraded and current.
  3. You are unable to access a particular application functioning very well till yesterday. Get this resolved.

Methodology

Module 1 (half day pre-lunch session)

  1. Basic essentials
  2. Configuring your device, the Settings option
  3. Watching Byomkesh Bakshi or Chithrageet on Youtube
  4. Getting on Whatsapp and connecting with family and friends
  5. Testing this out with skype, viber, telegram and other tools.
  6. Video calls with your favourite person

You will be able to use your smart device (smart phone, Tab, Laptop) as an entertainment cum communication media.

You can actually save on your cable, telephone bills and possibly recoup the cost of this module in the first two months alone.

Sample Presentations

Module 2 (half day pre-lunch session)

  1. Basic Essentials
  2. Configuring your device, the Settings option
  3. Accessing your bank from mobile
  4. The security angle – how safe is all this really
  5. Browsing on the internet.

You will be able to use your smart device (smart phone, Tab, Laptop) as an personal cum business device and get connected from anywhere and anytime.

You can actually save on your travel and discomfort and do more without needing to step out. Also, possibly recoup the cost of this module in the first two months alone from savings on petrol.

Module 3 (half day pre-lunch session)

  1. Basic Essentials
  2. Configuring your device, the Settings option
  3. Emailing from your smart device. What, how, and issues you need to know.
  4. Using google’s free services for chatting, sharing files, photos, and using your smart device.
  5. News – Configure it to your interests – Sports, Current Affairs, Politics, Movies, Dramas etc.
  6. You can see how your smart device can read it out for you, saving strain on eyes.

You will be able to use your smart device (smart phone, Tab, Laptop) as a replacement for your newspaper and magazine. You will be now “tech-savvy” in using these “new” devices.

You can actually save on your newspaper and magazine bills and get the latest news within minutes rather than waiting for the next day morning. Also, possibly recoup the cost of this module in 2-3 months alone from savings.

Module 4 (half day pre-lunch session)

  1. Basic Essentials
  2. Configuring your device, the Settings option
  3. How to watch your missed serial
  4. Voice Recognition Feature – Train your device to recognise your voice
  5. Securing your device
  6. Make your electricity bills, phone bills, mobile bills and other utilities including property tax online.
  7. Calendar feature for reminders.

You will be able to use your smart device (smart phone, Tab, Laptop) and use it effectively as your virtual assistant. You will be now “tech-savvy” in using these “new” devices.

You can actually save on standing in line and get the benefit of e-Governance. Also, possibly recoup the cost of this module in two months alone from savings.

Module 5 (half day pre-lunch session)

  1. Basic Essentials
  2. Configuring your device, the Settings option
  3. Browsing the internet.
  4. Online payment gateways – what you should take care.
  5. Online shopping

Carrying the weekly grocery and the monthly shopping can be a pain. Now have these delivered to your doorstep.

You can save on strain and also save money in discounts and travel to the market. Definitely recoup the cost of this module in the first months alone from savings.

FAQs

I know someone who would be a great mentor. How do I let them know?

Great. You can send them  http://www.rdcenter.net/education/jobs/student-trainers

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9 thoughts on “Overcoming Technofobia

  1. Time was not sufficient. Presentations were good. Well organized with good communication.

  2. The presenter was well organized, secured audience interest, responsive to audience needs, questions etc and provided clear explanations. The presentation was very good. WhatsApp and Skype were the most valuable aspect of the presentation. I want to know more about video calls.

  3. It was well organized. Skype and WhatsApp was very useful. I would request the presenter to go a little slower. I am interested to know more about new technology.

  4. The presentation about skype and WhatsApp was useful to me. The presenter was well organized and provided clear demonstrations. I felt comfortable asking questions, the presenter used very good communication.

  5. The time allotted was not sufficient for the module. The session was good. Good communication and well prepared. was receptive to queries from us. I want to know more about Skype.

  6. Well organized. Awareness about how to use smartphones is most valuable. I want to know in depth about the computer use in day today life. Presentation regarding Skype was useful.

  7. session was very interesting. Downloading of skype and WhatsApp was very useful. Want to know more about media calls. trainer used excellent communication.

  8. I want to know about Online Banking. Session was good. Skype and video calls part were useful. More time is required for the session.

  9. Session very good. Time not sufficient. Interested in WhatsApp and Online Banking. Need to be more organized. I was comfortable asking questions.

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