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Beginners Digital Course Great Success for Adult Learners at Griffith College

Griffith College and 121 Digital held a free five-week course for those in the local area looking to improve their digital literacy.
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Beginners Digital Course Great Success for Adult Learners at Griffith College

Griffith College and 121 Digital worked together to provide 15 adult learners from the local area with a free five-week one-to-one digital skills course.

In a bid to increase digital literacy amongst adults in the Dublin 6/8 area, 121 Digital and Griffith College held five free one-to-one sessions where Griffith’s computing students taught the learners digital skills.

Each participant was paired up with a mentor from the MSc in Computing at Griffith, with the experience tailored to suit their needs and abilities. Each learner brought their own digital device to learn with. The skills ranged from the basic, such as setting up and using WhatsApp, to more advanced areas such as checking privacy settings in Facebook, managing email preferences and other requests.

Integrating Generations 

Fintan Mulligan started 121 Digital ten years ago in order to help members of the community, and he quickly discovered an ongoing and wider demand for lessons. We are deeply grateful to the Griffith College Computing Faculty and Dr Waseem Akhtar for hosting 121 Digital classes. The adults in the local area have gained so much, not only in the digital skills sense. Having a dedicated mentor from the college also gives our learners an outlook from the point of view of the younger generations that also live in the local community,” Fintan said.

Transferrable Skills 

Head of Computing at Griffith College Dr Waseem Ahktar said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for Griffith College and for our students. It enables our students to develop their transferrable skills (like patience!) and offers an experience that will stay with them for life..

Griffith College aims to run another five-week course in Spring 2020. To register your interest, please call 01-4150421.