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Mobile Literacy training for grown-ups and seniors

Russia | Mobile Literacy | 31 Jan 2015

Natalia Nemanova is one of the first participants of the Mobile Literacy training for grown-ups and seniors that was conducted at the Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU) in Arkhangelsk in January 2015. Natalia is a librarian at NArFU. She enjoyed the ML training course and commented that she had learned about a wide range of opportunities that mobile devices offer in modern life. The trainers encouraged participants to test various apps and began using them in practice. “Now I use Viber to talk to my relatives living in other cities free of charge. I learned how to make doctor’s appointments using my smartphone and receive other e-doctor services online. As a result of the training I began managing my bank account using Sberbank mobile app. The Mobile Literacy training program is well tailored. It is logically and conveniently divided into several modules that are applicable to various life situations. I am grateful to our trainers for their patience and attention”.

One of Natalia’s group-mates came to the first training session with an old smartphone that he inherited from his grandson. After the training he purchased a new tablet and the next day came to the class saying that he realized how useful the device could be in everyday life and that he wanted to complete all the course modules to be able use it effectively and safely.