Cruising Digital Ocean is an interactive digital literacy course designed for senior adults in a fun social environment. The course is a blended course, meaning the content for each topic is already posted on the web for participants to explore. Class meetings are held where there is a free wireless network and the computers used are your own laptop, tablet, or mobile device so all notes and bookmarks will be on your own device.
The Ports of Call shown to the right is a sample itinerary, with topical locations representing the topics covered. Potential tourists will have an opportunity to shape the itinerary for their cruise.
Description of Tour Destinations
Packing our bags - Cruise orientation meeting
Research River - a required destination that includes tips for internet safety, avoiding scams, validating information and effective search methods.
Wellness Resort - medical portals, virtual visits, valid medical information sources, medical devices, fitness and wellness apps.
Shopping City - making purchases and paying for them online
Entertainment Mall - playing games, streaming audio or video, watching or making movies, using social media and staying in touch with friends and family
Leisure Lagoon - crafts, hobbies, DIY, and things to make.
Unpacking our bags - Group feedback, sharing, suggestions for another cruise.
Background Information is a web page that provide supporting information for this course including a basic glossary and similar references.
Back Channel is an interactive page for discussion, comments and questions during class meetings, during the time between classes, and at the end of the cruise.