ONE by one the keyboard is hit with caution. Occasionally the old finger is pressing the backspace button a few times because of a mistake to press the letters or numbers.There is also a wrinkled to read the display on a computer screen, adjusting her glasses. Looking at the behavior of some residents gold to learn the procedure to access the internet, scene recall reading an adult class in the film Single Pendekar Lapok works great artist Tan Sri P. Ramlee. Not trying to joke, but it is difficult when exposing themselves to a stranger such as using a computer. However, the initiative group of final year students of the School of Communication University Science Malaysia (USM) through their social programs, Campaign Link As Information Technology (Connecting IT4) recently honored properly.
Group students together lecturer Assoc Prof Dr Khor Yoke Lim and. Nor Hazlina Hashim tried to promote and develop the confidence to senior citizens on the importance of information technology (IT) in daily life.two-day workshop was held in two sessions at the Laboratory Centre for Instructional Technology Multimedia (PTPM USM) in Under the guidance of Associate Professor Zarina Samsudin. He himself experienced 25 years of teaching and learning process related to the IT community.
Work with PTPM USM, a total of 30 students of final year communication program USM act as mentors to about 50 elderly participants mostly aged around 50 to 60 years. They are members of the Georgetown residents, the Province of Fishermen’s Associations and Sawan Stone, the Association of Retired Penang Government and USM staff.
Many do not have basic knowledge of information technology.
Workshop Coordinator, Ireena Nasiha Ibnu said, the workshop aims to expose senior citizens on the importance of information technology in everyday life.
said, it is a platform for people that use social media, how to access the search engines includes a guide to conduct banking transactions online.
“Participants eager and interested because they had not been the opportunity to learn the basics of online networking.
” In addition to participants closer touch with family, friends, and virtual community, it also coincided with the government’s bridge the digital divide in society, “he said.
In addition to learn the basics of online networks such as e-mail, participants are exposed to site Facebook social, business and transactions and televideo conferencing via Skype.
One of the participants, Hamzah Bakar, 58, said he has pretty excited to get to know the functions of a computer that is not only to write but access to various information on the Internet .
“I know what a computer, but do not know how the internet works. It turned out that much can be done by simply pressing the buttons on the keyboard, “he said.
- ireena ibnu