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Anyone Know Of A Good Online Turitorial For Training Old People How To Use A Pc?


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#1 JDM2

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:09 PM

Thanks for anything you believe would be helpful. I've tried google for tutorials and I'm not sure I'm finding stuff that is basic enough. These people are in their 70s and I need to start really, really slow.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:26 PM

You might be surprised of the age of many people here :flowers: 2 of my friends on other boards are in their 90's, one being 98
http://www.ctdlc.org/remediation/
http://tech.tln.lib.mi.us/tutor/welcome.htm
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/entry_level_pc_index.htm
http://www.buffalolib.org/computertraining...rials/index.asp
http://www.virtualschool.edu/mon/K12/Tutor...tml#TutorialTop
http://depts.alverno.edu/cil/mod1/index.html

There's also tutorials on using search engines effectively :thumbsup:
If they get out at all, check your local library also

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:24 PM

I was in my mid-50's when I got my first used computer. An old Packard Bell, 32mb ram and a 1.2 gb hdd. (Paid waaaay too much for it too. lol!) I self-taught myself mostly. My "best friend" was Right Click while chanting to myself, "It's just a machine." It's amazing what they'll be able to figure out doing just that.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, the main thing to stress is not to be afraid of it. It is just a machine. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:31 PM

Thanks a lot for those links!

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 05:55 AM

Came across this one the other day.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/computertutor/compute...one/index.shtml

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:21 PM

Don't forget our, Mini guides and how-tos - Simple answers to common questions forum.
These are about as "basic" as you can get. :thumbsup:
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 11:26 PM

If they are able to get out of the house, check with the local library, a community college, the area council on aging-these places sometimes offer free or low-cost computer classes.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 05:06 AM

This could be worth a look:

http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/comput...rs_Handbook.htm

http://netforbeginners.about.com/cs/intern...et_handbook.htm

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