Engaging with New Learners in a Seniors Computer Club
As a seniors computer club, one of our primary goals is to help our members learn about using technology and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and tools. However, attracting and retaining new members can be a challenge, especially if they are unfamiliar with the world of technology. In this article, we will discuss some tips and suggestions for engaging with new learners and making them feel welcome in our club.
- Offer a variety of classes and workshops: One of the best ways to attract new learners is to offer a variety of classes and workshops that cater to different skill levels and interests. This will not only provide an opportunity for them to learn about new technologies, but also allow them to connect with other members who share similar interests.
- Create a welcoming environment: It is important to create a welcoming environment that encourages new learners to participate and ask questions. Make sure to introduce them to other members and provide them with the resources they need to get started. Consider having a designated mentor or buddy system to help new members navigate the club and technology.
- Host social events: Social events are a great way to attract and retain new members. Consider hosting events such as movie nights, game nights, or potlucks to encourage socialisation and build a sense of community within the club. This will not only help new learners feel more comfortable, but also provide opportunities for them to connect with other members and make new friends.
- Utilise social media and other marketing tools: In today’s digital age, social media and other marketing tools can be incredibly effective for attracting new members. Consider creating a Facebook page or other social media accounts to promote your club and events. You can also use email marketing and other online tools to reach out to potential members and keep them informed about upcoming events and classes.
- Offer personalised support and guidance: Finally, it is important to offer personalised support and guidance to new learners. Make sure to provide them with the resources and tools they need to succeed, and be available to answer any questions they may have. Consider offering one-on-one support or personalised training sessions to help them get started.
Engaging with new learners in a seniors computer club requires a combination of strategies and techniques. By offering a variety of classes and workshops, creating a welcoming environment, hosting social events, utilising social media and other marketing tools, and offering personalised support and guidance, you can attract and retain new members who are eager to learn about using technology. With these tips in mind, we look forward to welcoming new learners into our ASCCA community and helping them explore the exciting world of technology.