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How do you convince older generation people to use digital aid?

arjun korde CMO of Arcanemind Technologies

Last updated on March 2nd, 2017

i want tips to help understand the importance of Learning Management System or even the digital aid in Schools, Colleges or Institutions to older people? Since all the top heads in education system are not as young. And no offence to any older people. :)

Eric Serial technology and social venture entrepreneur.

March 6th, 2017

Make it the solution to their problem(s). Moreover, because older users tend to be slower or reluctance adopters, it would be best if the problem was a major problem and in a space where they don't have many alternative solution options. Second, if I were you, I would make it a clean, simple, and elegant user-experience-interface -- think Google or Apple -- with large buttons (not busy screens and drop down lists or hierarchies of pages) that they can easy use on their iPads.

Edward O'Neil Addicted inventor

March 2nd, 2017 a 60 year old I know exactly what you mean. When I designed a piece of software which middle aged and upwards execs would use...I had the software written in such a way that an instruction manual wasn't needed...the user interface has to be logical and simple....which I found costs a little more in the software writing..but it works.

Mark Todd Global Sales,Distribution and Luxury Brand Management at MPower, Prarie Boys,Selfie Tan, AIr Motion and TOO

March 2nd, 2017

Any top independent school would be up to date with digital aid however in the state school system I don't think it's a lack of convincing but a lack of resources.

in addition if the older generation need convincing then my belief is that they are in the wrong profession, regardless of age you have to run with the times!

The student body and council role is to ensure this is the case.

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

March 2nd, 2017

You should frame your questions better. If we cannot understand what you are asking (as apparently we do not) then your customer will not. By the way, my 26 year old son in law understands less than I do about technology and how it operates. My daughter can use the latest app and Instagram, but has no clue about ERP, databases, AI/ML - so making broad assumptions about what "we" older people know and what younger people know will serve you poorly.