Encore Providing Online Education for Seniors
Tri-C’s 55+ learning program has adapted to accommodate safe distancing measures
It’s no secret that most education has moved online in the past year.
Though online learning poses its own set of challenges relative to classroom learning, it also vastly expands access to lessons and material in a wide range of subjects, allowing students to learn from the comfort of their homes.
That includes seniors.
Encore 55+ at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is one of the programs that has adapted to the new world of online learning during COVID-19. Registration is now open for the winter and spring sessions of Encore On-the-Go, a program offering online classes Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through June 11.
Suzanne Ortiz, program manager for Encore, recently spoke with Cleveland Jewish News about the benefits of online learning for seniors and why lifelong learners seek out programs like Encore.
“Think about what you’ve always been passionate about,” Ortiz said. “Students have told me multiple times that they’re excited to finally take something they want to take, not something they have to take. With this, you can take the classes you’ve always wanted to take and love. And you’ll be able to better benefit from it and enjoy the experience more.”
Encore is part of Tri-C’s ongoing effort to make education accessible to everyone in Greater Cleveland, no matter their stage of life.
“The whole purpose of doing this is we want to make sure the community is involved in our college community — and what better way to do that than educate and teach,” Ortiz said. “It just goes along with our mission — where futures begin, and where futures can continue.”
February 11, 2021
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