Through this experience at the Mayflower I don’t believe there is much that should be changed for this course and especially for the weekly visits to the Mayflower. It is apparent that our partners have enjoyed this experience immensely and that even a waiting list has begun to start. Looking back it is really nice to see that not only was I able to teach Nancy Harvey, but we became close and enjoyed one another’s company. I came into this experience expecting to be able to get a long with my partner, but I did not expect to have so much in common with my partner nor did I think a more social based relationship would develop over the “teacher-student relationship”.
Being perfectly honest I think I got lucky, Nancy was already very proficient in using technology and if I wasn’t there I knew her husband Dave would be able to help her out. Another thing I noticed was that I believe older generations value the idea of privacy more than we do. It was clear that going through this process with Nancy that privacy was a large issue, something that made her use an alias on facebook. It made me think about how much information I actually shared on the internet and how big of a presence I’ve created for myself.
Because of what I’ve learned from Nancy I am now changing my privacy settings on Facebook and other social media and maybe I wont go as far as creating an alias, but becoming more private would probably be a smarter thing to do. Maybe it is too late, but I’m happy Nancy was able to realize I shouldn’t be sharing as much information as I am now.