Friday, August 18, 2017

Rostelecom, PFR partner to pilot program to teach elderly computer skills

Rostelecom recently announced plans to launch a pilot program with the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation to teach seniors computer literacy.

PFR Chairman Anton Drozdov and Rostelecom CEO Sergey Kalugin signed an agreement last week to offer public services to pensioners in order to improve their quality of life through computer and internet training under the newly created ABC Internet program, which will be tested in Bryansk, Tula, Volgoda, Volgograd and Stavropol.

Teachers, psychologists, gerontologists and IT specialists will work to create the program, which will be issues in print and electronically. ABC Internet will provide tutorials for computers and the internet, and will serve as teaching guide for computing basics.

The course will contain information on working a PC, working with text files, video and audio recordings, photographs, information storage, installation, useful programs and internet connectivity.

A large section of the course will contain information on navigating the internet, including search engine skills, social networking, Skype and email.