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The Digital Divide

Computer classes are swelling with boomers seeking to close the technology gap

For some boomers, going back to school is necessary to stay up-to-date with the ever-changing world of technology.

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Throughout the country, computer classes designed specifically for those 50-plus are exploding. In a field where it seems as though every day there are new apps, hardware and software, it’s easy to feel left behind. LAD Learning Solutions, based in Falls Church, Va., is one of the many computer skills learning centers catering to boomers who want to expand their knowledge on all the latest technologies. The classes not only are designed to help students stay competitive in the workplace, but also offer them a way to connect with their younger family members.

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