iPad® training for older adults who are unfamiliar with tablet and/or computer technology, easy step-by-step instructions on every screen in large type and simple language by national award winning nonprofit.
GoL Tablet Edition is an app expressly for older adults who are brand new to the world of Internet. GoL teaching app guides the new user through a series of hands-on, interactive, step-by-step instructions to develop basic tablet skills, followed by practice exercises for specific popular tablet functions. Self-learning, by proceeding at their own pace, the new users learn by doing – with instructions that lead to Internet applications – email, web searching, YouTube, as well as tablet tools such as using the camera, texting and video calling.
User learning experiences are directly transferable to other tablet functions, apps, and the Internet at large.
Designed and tested for use with older adults – the key attributes are:
- Step-by-step guided instructions on each screen
- Large type, plain English instruction,
- No advertising,
- Familiar and static graphics – all designed to avoid confusion and distraction,
- Help pages that are one tap away.
GoL differs from other means of learning the tablet in two ways:
- The focus is on the individual learner. The new user experiences for herself the excitement of discovery – the “aha!” moment, the “I did it all by myself” moment -- that makes the learning effort worthwhile and memorable.
- We provide instructions on every screen so the user never has to worry about forgetting. From learning how to “tap” to learning how to download a new app, the user is guided through the process with step-by-step instructions.
Studies show that when an elder who is completely unfamiliar with computer or tablet technology reads all the directions and tries to follow them on her own, with someone there to assist and encourage, she will learn the basics of using using an iPad in 45 minutes! No one should be left behind, particularly the older among us, who could benefit so much from the use of email and the riches of the World Wide Web.
For more information, please visit our website www.generationsonline.org
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Instructional updates with updated images and app name change.
Ratings and Reviews
The Best Way To teach Seniors
My students at a Retirement Community in Matthews , NC love the ease of use and the method of learning iPAD and iPHONE technology. It is so intuitive and being self-paced allows each person to learn at their own pace and the time of day that works best for them. So well designed for the Senior learner.
We used this APP was a pre-requisite for the class. The students were better able to learn and apply new concepts. The training was easier to follow because of the foundation learned through the training APP. The questions from the students definitely showed and much better understanding of what iPAD could do to improve their lives. Again, thank you for the gift of this outstanding tool for teaching technology to Seniors.
Fun for Seniors
We have had over 20 seniors attend this easy to follow step-by-step self-training course to date. Everyone seems to look forward to the next session. Helping an older generation to understand this new technology puts a smile on your face when you see how excited they get as they grasp each new step.
I have yet to run into any technical issues with the app and I have installed it on quite a few different tablets.
Two thumbs up!
This app has been so helpful to so many people. It is a delight to work with seniors who consider themselves to be computer illiterate but then find that they can use their tablet as a library, as a communication center, and as entertainment device. I love seeing “the light turn on” as they develop confidence in themselves and become members of the techie generation. It is all good.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Generations on Line
- 24.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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