At last week’s Connect Chicago Meetup, Microsoft Chicago launched a new computer training curriculum for senior citizens called DigiSeniors. Not only are seniors disproportionately on the wrong side of the digital divide, but there is also a lack of technology training material specialized to their needs, interests, and learning preferences. To address this gap, the team at Microsoft Chicago, with input from the City of Chicago and Connect Chicago, developed DigiSeniors.
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To roll out this new curriculum across the city, Microsoft Chicago will be hosting “train-the-trainer” sessions throughout August and September. All technology instructors — whether they are a professional who teaches regular computer classes or a volunteer who assists neighbors and family — are invited to attend and learn how to utilize DigiSeniors in their work. Fill out the form below to sign up for a free train-the-trainer session: