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Who’s Craig and why does he have a list?

Learning never stops, no matter how old we get. What you choose to learn depends on where you are at in your life, what needs or interests you might have. Finding good programs to help you learn more about them becomes first and foremost for a lifelong learner. Technology, humanities, art, history, you name it … people at Oasis centers across the country know just how important this is. So what’s the big deal about a class with a funny name? 
 
Monday, April 01, 2013/Mary Wilson| Profile/Number of views (5157)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Technology

Think Facebook is a waste of time?

Think again. While our kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc., are all abuzz about this thing called social media, you might be thinking, “it’s not for me, I’m too old for that,” or “I don’t need that.” Recent research on the use of social media from the University of Arizona provides a very good reason to think otherwise, and in fact, encourages embracing social media as part of your life. Why?
Friday, April 26, 2013/Mary Wilson| Profile/Number of views (5062)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Technology

Celebrating the connections our volunteers make

Happy National Volunteer Month!

This National Volunteer Month we express our gratitude for the astounding work done by volunteers to help people 50+ across the country adopt new technology!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (7817)/Comments (0)/

Older internet users suffer less depression

New evidence supports technology training approach

Michigan State University's Shelia Cotten finds computer use among retirees reduces the risk of depression by more than 30%--using a model similar to Oasis Connections.
Monday, April 28, 2014/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (7544)/Comments (0)/
Categories: HealthTechnology
Is that website safe and secure?

Is that website safe and secure?

Find out some simple ways to determine if the websites you visit are the real deal.

It's fun and convenient to use the internet to look things up and conduct business, but all websites are not created equal. Find out how to steer clear of sites that are not secure.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (4933)/Comments (0)/
Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

As Laura Moreno keeps up with the times, she knocks down barriers for others to do the same.

Learning to use the computer has impacted every aspect of life for Laura Moreno, who has brought herself up to speed by taking Oasis Connections classes at the Grauwyler Park Library in Dallas, TX. She is thrilled that so many others  in her Spanish-speaking community can turn to Oasis for technology training.

Friday, June 12, 2015/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (18253)/Comments (0)/
Want more protection for your email and Facebook accounts?

Want more protection for your email and Facebook accounts?

Two factor authentication adds an essential layer of security

Two Factor Authentication is an effective way to prevent criminals from taking control of your email and other accounts. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (6323)/Comments (0)/
Are your passwords passé ?

Are your passwords passé ?

A password manager can save the day

You probably know that you should use strong unique passwords for every online account you have. That can mean a lot of passwords. You can't possibly memorize all those passwords, but you can use a password manager app and let it do all the work for you!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1901)/Comments (0)/
Enjoying audiobooks is easier than ever

Enjoying audiobooks is easier than ever

Audiobooks are a wonderful way to enjoy books while on the go.

  If you enjoy audiobooks, or would like to try them, check out the world’s largest audiobook provider—Audible.

Monday, March 05, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (4524)/Comments (0)/
Categories: TechnologyNational
 Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Learning how to use Google Maps meant a trip back in time for one World War II veteran

Technology can be used for everyday life and experiences that are extraordinary.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4134)/Comments (0)/
When confident about technology, older adults stay connected

When confident about technology, older adults stay connected

Connections transforms technology from barrier into isolation-fighting tool

Digital literacy is essential for people to access services and stay connected with family and friends.

Thursday, May 31, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (2965)/Comments (0)/
Did you miss Facebook Watch?

Did you miss Facebook Watch?

If you missed the grand rollout of this feature, you're not alone.

Facebook Watch. Did you miss the grand rollout? It's not too late to catch up on this feature.

Monday, September 17, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (1850)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Technology
iOS 12 grouping notifications by app

iOS 12 grouping notifications by app

Multiple notifications are now grouped by app with a 3D look

iOS 12 groups notifications by app, so updating is easier.

Monday, September 17, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (2119)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Technology
World War II Veteran Keeps His Tech Skills Sharp With Oasis Connections

World War II Veteran Keeps His Tech Skills Sharp With Oasis Connections

Oasis technology classes help San Antonio veteran stay engaged and telling a vital story

Oasis centers across the nation are thankful to the men and women who have served our country and continue to have an impact in their communities. 

Monday, November 12, 2018/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (2865)/Comments (0)/
Numerous Connections classes updated and translated

Numerous Connections classes updated and translated

More content for your teaching pleasure

A number of Android, Facebook, Google, Internet safety, iOS and Windows courses have be updated. Ten of these classes were also translated to Spanish.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (920)/Comments (0)/
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