I discovered that older learners prefer to blend their learning between online and hard copy. Holding the lessons in their hands not only provides a sense of permanence, it allows them to review and ruminate through the steps.
Plano, TX (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
MyPCSchool.com announced today that it is now offering more than 700-plus online lessons created for baby boomers and older adults, all of which are available for $79 a year. Lessons range from how to use Microsoft Windows 8.1 to more in-depth topics such as how to edit graphics.
“Learning is limitless for everyone, including those of us who are in our 50s, 60s and 70s,” said Bill Witcher, co-founder of the online education provider. “My wife and I are in our 60s and recognize that older adults not only have limited access to quality ways to learn, but lessons are not designed to address our learning styles, our lifestyles or our budgets.”
The couple conceived the idea of MyPCSchool.com in 2008 while co-founder Mimi Witcher was teaching older adults at a local community college. Mimi, in her late 60s at this point, went from college student to an award-winning teacher emeritus, and discovered she had a knack for teaching in a manner that mastered the learning styles and lifestyles of older students.
“Going online with these lesson plans happened because many of our students were having trouble getting to class and asked if we could offer these same types of lessons on the computer,” said Mimi. “I discovered that older learners prefer to blend their learning between online and hard copy. Holding the lessons in their hands not only provides a sense of permanence, it allows them to review and ruminate through the steps.”
Today, MyPCSchool.com offers 700 online lesson plans. The lessons adhere to MyPCSchool.com’s See-Read-Do Learning System™, which emphasizes learning that can be done at an older adults’ own pace and own ways. The lesson plans extend from the most basic introductory courses—using Microsoft Windows, working with search engines and how to use e-mail—to more in-depth topics such as how to edit graphics.
The MyPCSchool.com website makes it easy to enroll and take these lessons immediately. All the lessons are outlined in the online Campus Guide. There is also a money-back guarantee.
MyPCSchool.com, based in Plano, Texas, was founded by Bill and Mimi Witcher in 2008. The company was created after Mimi decided to return to college to learn about computers. She went quickly from student to teacher, was named Teacher of the Year by Richland College in Dallas, Texas, and thereafter launched the online school. Today, the privately held company offers 700-plus lesson plans for Boomers, older adults and other life-long learners.
For more information, visit http://www.mypcschool.com or send e-mail to info(at)mypcschool.com. For media inquiries, contact Roy Miller at (903) 422-5117, or at roy(at)mypcschool.com.