Meetings & Speakers :: Meetings
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Our speaker at the October 23rd meeting is Michael Laurence.
His topic is.......... Digital Aging: Myths about Seniors and Computers
Guide on the Side, Michael Laurence, has 47 years of both formal teaching experience and working with computer technology. Formerly a naval flight officer, upon completion of his military service he returned to work in higher education. In 2009 Michael retired from Brock University where, in addition to teaching, he was the Educational Technology Consultant. This position involved helping faculty, staff and graduate students to advance their information technology literacy; as well he researched online learning methods, and managed his university's remote collaboration solutions (video and data conferencing) to enable collaborations worldwide. Since retirement he founded Guide on the Side through which he provides support and coaching to 270 clients. These folks, aged 50 - 96, have been learning on their Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple TVs, Apple Watches, and HomePods in his office, during home visits, or online through an easy to use real-time coaching and support solution.