Coralesce’s Christina Conroy ran an E-enterprise workshop with the University of Portsmouth as part of the City of Portsmouth’s 60+ Festival. The festival provided a range of free events over a two week period in October 2015. The workshop attracted 17 over 60’s who were keen to learn about getting online and starting to trade with Ebay. Getting to grips with Google Chrome Books, learning about their digital literacy skills, buying and selling on Ebay  and how to format a photograph all proved to be popular. Amy Drahota, from the University of Portsmouth’s Ageing Network was also on hand to support the 60+participants as they explored EBay’s functionality on the Chrome Books. Christina Conroy said ” I was really impressed with the enthusiasm that participant’s had in starting to trade online and thoroughly enjoyed running the session. There was lots to cover but I was pleased that they were able to leave with some extra knowledge and skills. Being over 60 is not a barrier to enterprise as having more time provides a great opportunity to start a business and an online environment is a perfect way to interact with global markets. We plan to run more taster courses to encourage adults into running a business through our E-enterprise programme in partnership with Isle of Wight Council”.

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Christina Conroy
Director of Coralesce at Coralesce Ltd
Director of Coralesce Ltd, passionate about lifelong learning, #edtech, @techwomenuk and being by the sea. Christina is a Director and Partner in Coralesce ltd, a curriculum development agency that works with awarding organizations, educational providers and funding agencies to develop enterprising and innovative new learning journeys to inspire a 21st century workforce.