Social Media Champions

September 4th, 2013 | Posted by Danny Elliott in Digital | Social Media

Age UK London are offering older people’s organisations the chance to link up with Social Media Champions – individuals who have experience and knowledge of, as well as enthusiasm for, social media.

If you would like to find out more about Social Media Champions, please visit the Age UK London website here.

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  • I think that is a useful initiative. But I would rather ask [and get the answers to] the question: Why, in spite of huge sums of money and enormous effort do we still have millions – yes at least 8 m. – mostly older people, who are not using computers? Many have tried the training on offer and given up. Why?

    My answer is two-fold and is based strictly on evidence and long experience: (1) The essential principle of all learning and teaching is being ignored: Difficult content needs to be made simple for the novice learner. (2) That has been done superbly by Simplicity Computers Ltd, whose new downloadable “Envelope” – a cut-down version of wordprocessing and email, along with easy access to the internet, Skype, and managing photos – is available for a free trial at http://www.simplicitycomputers.co.uk/store/

    Anita Pincas, Institute of Education, University of London.



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