Most of my presentations are to adults, especially senior citizens. While my training and initial teaching was for elementary and middle school students, I also taught on the college level. I also have been a presenter to computer & technology user groups for 30 plus years. Presenting and teaching to seniors requires a different approach. I found an article by Dr. Liz Hardy, “Effective Teaching Techniques for the Older Adult Learner,” which should help others to present or teach boomers and older.
Dr. Hardy talks about 5 Effective Teaching Techniques for the Adult Learner:
- Let your adult learner know you’re approachable
- Re-frame the e-learning technology
- Offer a mix of learning resources
- Remember an adult learner has relevant life experience
- Keep communication and feedback timely
The article has some great graphics as well as helpful hints to working with adults and teaching technology. Take a look at https://www.simpliteach.com/effective-teaching-techniques-for-the-older-adult-learner/ and her other articles with her mission “To empower online educators with smart teaching strategies that work.”