How to keep up with technology
Why is keeping up with technology important
By keeping in touch with the latest technology, not only will it help you in the future keep your independence it may also be crucial in terms of future job prospects, accessing healthcare, communicating with family and friends and saving you money. More ways in which technology will help you as you get older.
Ways to keep up with technology
The key to understanding technology and being able to do new things with it, comes from the old adage; use it or lose it. If you start to shy away from digital communications and rely on others to set things up or do on your behalf everything will become harder. Ways to keep current on technology.
Set up a digital store
Everyone has assets, access and document that are only source is digital. By keeping a digital store of these items and regularly updating them your loved ones can access these when you are not able or if you die.
More about a digital store
View an example of a digital store which details out your assets, bills and social media wishes.
Tools & Resources
Getting started online
Age UK - help getting online
Get online week
Taking place each October, Get online is a a social change charity, helping people to improve their lives through digital.
Local Council courses
Most local authorities have courses in person to help those increase their digital skills. Search for your local council and then search for 'getting online'
Helping with costs online
Online centres network
Places you can get online for free.
BT low tarrifs
Uswitch low tariffs broadband
Technology publishing sites
Wired online tech news
BBC technology news
Techcrunch tech company news
Free online advanced tech courses
Future Learn tech courses
Coursera online courses