Carrollton, TX (PressExposure) July 29, 2009 -- /1888PressRelease/ The summer months usually mean school is out but not at Computer School for Seniors. Recent research has inspired the online computer school to develop new lesson plans, which are now available for free at http://www.CS4Seniors.com.
A new study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project showed the biggest increase in Internet use since 2005 can be seen in the 70-75 year-old age group. While just over one-fourth (26%) of 70-75 year olds were online in 2005, 45% of that age group is currently online.
âThis does not surprise me,â said Mimi Witcher, a 65 year old tech savvy instructor and founder of Computer School for Seniors. âI see a steady increase in my college classes geared toward seniors and online at our Computer School for Seniors. I love their enthusiasm and desire to learn new things.â The report also identified the primary interests among computer users falling in this age group. The report states, âResearching health information is the third most popular online activity with the most senior age group, after email and online searches.â
Computer School for Seniors is responding accordingly and has developed lesson plans targeting these areas of interest. âBased on this information,â said Witcher, âwe recognized a need to create a new Department on our Internet Campus specifically for seniors who want to become more knowledgeable about using the Internet for email and searches.â In an effort to make the information easily accessible, the newly launched lesson plans are being offered for free.