Printed Materials meet Online Courses. Now let's make these digital skills stick.
Seniors learn digital skills more effectively when they have our printed materials to guide them. We have mirrored this content in our online courses giving them two fantastic tools to repeat lessons as needed and learn at their own pace. Add volunteer-supported learning experiences into the mix, and you have a winning formula for helping seniors master the essentials.
Complete Digital Skills Courses
People learn digital skills in different ways. But consistency is key to creating compelling learning moments whenever they happen. Gluu Essentials supports different approaches for seniors to learn essential digital skills—printed materials, online classes, and volunteer-led sessions. All lessons are mirrored across all of our learning resources. This means Online Classes and volunteer-led sessions discuss the same lessons students see in their Student Workbooks. Easy peasy.
This cohesive experience makes it more manageable for volunteers to teach essential digital skills and simpler for seniors to repeat lessons where needed or learn at their own pace.
All Gluu Essentials Online Courses are free. Student Workbooks are free for registered Seniors’ Organizations while supplies last.
Starting in early 2022, we will be offering the following Gluu Essentials Courses and accompanying Student Workbooks:
50+ lessons to learn the essentials
Here is the overview of topics covered in Gluu Essentials:
Gluu Essentials in Print
Our Student Workbooks mirror the content in our Online Courses and in the Lesson Plans used for volunteer-led sessions.
Seniors can only get a copy of a Student Workbook through a registered Seniors’ Organization. We are not able to ship directly to seniors.
Gluu Essentials Online
Gluu founder Linda Fawcus hosts Gluu Essentials Online courses. Students are expertly guided through easily digestible video lessons with step-by-step instructions that cover the essential digital skills.
Using Gluu Essentials Online, seniors learn independently, at their own pace. There are no classes to attend and no schedule to follow. Courses are accessed on-demand anytime from any device with an internet connection. This makes it easy to repeat lessons when needed. As questions arise, seniors can submit them to our Ask Gluu help desk. We answer those questions that benefit our whole community. Sadly, we are not funded to offer personal tech support help.
All students are invited to Technology Tuesday Live Events. During these interactive, live classes, students can ask questions and dive into new topics. Our Live Events are a great way to climb the learning curve and get to know the Gluu community.