The AARP has launched AARP TEK Academy, a free online classroom designed to help Americans aged 50 or more years get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, explore employment opportunities, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more. The site can be accessed from a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops and offers dozens of tutorials on a range of topics, from social media to staying safe online.
AARP TEK (which stands for Technology Education and Knowledge) launched last year offering hands-on workshops in select cities to empower the 50-plus audience to use technology to live their best lives. The TEK Academy is the latest offering as part of this program.
“We have had strong success at our face-to-face TEK workshops in cities across the country as adults share stories of being able to stay in touch with family via social media, use technology to expand their business and learn new skills for job searches,” said AARP Interim Vice President Anne Jacoby. “The online AARP TEK Academy is a solution to reach even more Americans and help them to use technology to positively impact their lives and to realize the ‘real possibilities’ that AARP represents.”
Produced in collaboration with Kaplan, AARP TEK also provides people with access to LearningAdvisor.com, an adult learning site that features a searchable database of more than 30,000 online courses from 20 different providers, providing a range of courses for everyone from the tech savvy to new users.