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05 October 2020
Computer Literacy for Senior Citizens

On 1 October 2020, the National Library of the Komi Republic launched an annual online training course in computer literacy for senior citizens.

People who have reached a retirement age can enroll on the course free of charge.

The participants' age is 50+

The training sessions are delivered in VKontakte social network in a group humorously called Computers for Grannies. Short podcasts provide video lessons and give homework to practice newly acquired skills.

The topics cover most popular questions:

- How to create your email account?
- Where to buy railway tickets online?
- How to use public services on the All-Russia State Services Portal? 
-  ...

There are about 250 members in Computers for Grannies who study online at their own pace and in their own time. After the completion of the course, the participants take a test for a certificate in primary computer literacy.

For additional information, please contact Liudmila Lipina at:

lipina@nbrkomi.ru

 

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