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Tuesday, 27 August 2013 00:00

 


Microsoft and Que Publishing Partner with SeniorNet

SeniorNet Offers Free Windows 8 Classes To Seniors At selected Microsoft Stores

WASHINGTON--()--SeniorNet Centers across the country now have access to Windows 8 and Office 2013 software courtesy of a large Microsoft grant.

 

Microsoft has partnered with SeniorNet to offer free workshops (Introduction to Windows 8) to be held at selected Microsoft retail outlets. The schedule for upcoming classes can be found here www.seniornet.org/microsoft-workshops.html.

 

The classes are designed for seniors, including those who are underserved, and members of organizations such as AARP. Students who participate will benefit from a unique approach to learning Windows 8, free textbooks for reference after the workshop and the use of Surface products for their classroom learning experience at the Microsoft store locations.

 

SeniorNet and Microsoft have had a productive and fruitful relationship for the past 23 years. A new partner joining this teaching venture is Que Publishing, an imprint of Pearson. Pearson is the world's leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Que recently supplied SeniorNet Centers with a valuable collection of books for instructors and classroom use nationwide.

 

SeniorNet is working with Que, which has 29 years of experience in providing practical advice on computers and technology, to create the right level of curriculum for the free Introduction to Windows 8 sessions. SeniorNet provides instructors, administrative staff, class registrations and certificates of completion for participating seniors.

 

"We are delighted to receive these generous gifts and extremely grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with Microsoft and Que Publishing," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet Board Chairman, and IBM Business Development Executive. “Providing computer skills and new technology to seniors will help in tearing down the walls of isolation and ultimately enhance their quality of life".

 

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About SeniorNet

SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 50 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

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Monday, 29 July 2013 10:12

 


PRESS RELEASE

March 28, 2013 | Indianapolis | www.quepublishing.com

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INDIANAPOLIS -- March 28, 2013 -- Que Publishing (www.quepublishing.com) announced today a partnership with SeniorNet, a non-profit company that provides technology training to adults over 55 and the underserved via more than 60 computer learning centers throughout the U.S. and its affiliates worldwide.

Designed to directly benefit the over one million clients SeniorNet has served since its start in 1986, the partnership will offer member discounts on Que products, including print books, ebooks and video, as well as the placement of technology books for use by instructors and students at each learning center. SeniorNet members will have access to special promotions, resources and content.

 

"Que Publishing's focus is teaching the fundamentals of technology to beginner and intermediate users. A partnership with SeniorNet is an excellent way to bring our products to this segment of the population. We're excited to offer SeniorNet and its clients products to help learn the necessary skills to use every day technologies," said Greg Wiegand, Editor in Chief, Que Publishing.

 

"This is a very valuable partnership for SeniorNet and we are pleased with the many benefits afforded to our members," said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet Board Chairman and IBM Business Development Executive. "This unique relationship with Que Publishing allows those with computer needs to become less isolated and more a part of our technology driven planet."

 

About SeniorNet

 

SeniorNet (www.seniornet.org) is the nation's premier and most respected nonprofit organization specializing in computer and Internet education for adults over 55 and those in need. Since 1986, SeniorNet has empowered more than one million Boomers and Seniors by providing encouragement, lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet. Based in Herndon, Virginia, it has approximately 6,000 members. SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has more than 60 Learning Centers in the United States, including Indian Reservations and underserved areas.

 

About Pearson

 

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has global reach and market-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

 

 
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