The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge challenge for many educational organizations which, like ElderCollege Delta have for years offered courses in the traditional way through live lectures and in-person classroom experiences.
However now, with health and safety concerns at the forefront, it is fortunate that our wired world has made it possible to continue to offer educational programs utilizing the Zoom technology.
Although Zoom may be new to a lot of us, it has actually been around for quite a while and currently is being used by many for business, educational, and social purposes. Our volunteers are busily putting together a selection of classes for the spring term most of which will be offered via Zoom. Using the Zoom technology we can deliver courses directly to each individual’s computer, tablet or phone while in the comfort of their home. This technology is free to use and ElderCollege Delta is offering simple training to members on how to do it.
To whet your appetite, here are some of the courses being planned: What’s News, Ted Talks, Stress Reduction, Garden Planning, Can the EU Survive, Geology of Canada, A Virtual Art Tour of Florence, Paint Your Own Masterpiece, Wrongful Conviction, Will Planning and Confucianism.
ElderCollege is also planning a lineup of technology courses to be offered in-person when small socially-distanced gatherings become permissible again in our Learning Centre at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.
Information on reserving a spot in these classes will be provided along with all the usual registration information that will accompany the full listing of courses. For a nominal $10 annual membership fee and modest individual course fees, ElderCollege learning is affordable, varied and stress free.
Please check the website at the end of January and the Optimist in the first week of February for the listing of course offerings. Registration will be open on Feb. 16 both online and via telephone.
For further questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-943-0262.ElderCollege Delta Society is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Delta Foundation