We have finally started using the internet and the ladies have so many questions and doubts. Some have stated that the internet is the reason why they do not agree so much with technology, they are scared of the dangers that it might bring to their children. after wrapping up our class at noon( 3hours of discusion, question and answer, and demonstration) i felt the ladies left with a better view of the internet and not to be so afraid of it.
I really enjoyed this class because it seemed like the ladies really learned a lot of what the internet can provide and the benefits of having it at home. they keep mentioning that they cant wait to learn how to pay their bills online. i have actually restructured the class to be 3 hours instead of 2 since in the previous 4 classes we have always stayed another 30mns and since now that we have gotten to the internet part it seems that the ladies have a lot more questions. also since i noticed that they are so interested in learning to pay their bills online i have changed my last two classes to be based on just teaching them how to pay their bills and giving them that one on one attention since i feel that it is a delicate subject when it comes to personal things like their bank accounts and bills.
I am also very happy to see that they have actaully been practicing outside of class and many of them successfully finished their small project on time. the ones that finished were very proud of their work and could not wait to show me. Since none of them had used word before, this project was very new to them and exciting. some of them are planning to keep practicing so they can one day use them for creating party invitations and letters and so forth. i am glad I was able to give them that type of security and break away that fear of using a computer. A lot of them kept mentioning that they were afraid of touching a computer because they were afraid of touching something and breaking it. and now they are actually going home and practicing on their own. to me this is a milestone and im very happy!
In our next class we will taking a look at gmail and creating our email and playing around with it. so Im really looking forward our next class.