In this New York Times article, Kerry Hannon reports on how the internet has empowered adult learners by providing new online tools to ramp up education and training.
Seniors are getting online, learning new skills, starting businesses, and connecting in more ways than ever before. “In 2019, research from the Kauffman Foundation, a nonpartisan group supporting entrepreneurship, found that more than 25 percent of new entrepreneurs were ages 55 to 64, up from about 15 percent in 1996.”
In the article, Hannon interviews Senior Planet Executive Director Tom Kamber about the work that Senior Planet does. “I really wanted to create a program that would be able to get older adults to use technology and give them the kinds of training and support in environments where they could succeed,” said Kamber.
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