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Over 55 & Online (Documentary)

Over 55 & Online (Documentary)

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Ruth Barrett & Nigel Crouch, Rael Jones and Ruth Barrett.

The rapid digitalization of society over the past 10 years has far reaching consequences. Basic tasks such as paying a bill, booking train tickets and communication are now primarily done on-line. The rate of change has left many people behind, particularly our older generation who did not grow up with computers or use them in the workplace. Aside from the practical skills learned on the course, the very act of participating in adult education is a success in and of itself. Overcoming fears and taking the step to return to education, after what for many has been a long time out, can be difficult and the bonds made with the tutors and fellow learners are instrumental in learning. This program visits with West Clare citizens who attended computer courses and those who run the courses by Clare Adult Basic Education Service (CABES).

Produced by Sean Callahan for Raidió Corca Baiscinn with funding from the BAI's Sound and Vision Fund.