Teaching Technology to Adult Learners

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

This was my first course with NTEN, and I really enjoyed the format, content, and presenters.
former course participant

Course Overview


Learn how to engage learners with varying levels of digital competency.

Content Creation

Learn how to leverage existing resources and create your own technology training content.


Learn about training success indicators and pitfalls.


Whether it’s leading a software implementation meeting or helping a family member use an app, we all have opportunities to teach technology to adult learners. Whether your approach is formal or informal, helping others reach their goals with technology can be rewarding. In this course, you’ll learn how to teach technology to adult learners, explore tips to help others acquire skills, and learn how to engage with diverse audiences.


Carlos Galeana

Technology Trainer | Learning & Development Professional
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Carlos has several years of experience working with adult learners. He has led technology, accessibility, and social justice training sessions in public libraries, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. He primarily teaches through classroom instruction, one-on-one lessons, video tutorials, and tip sheets. A native Spanish-speaker, Carlos uses humor and analogies to strengthen lessons and build rapport in his classes. In 2017, his work was recognized by the Library Journal Magazine. Carlos believes in the importance of lifelong learning, being flexible in the workplace, and helping others reach their goals. Originally from Los Angeles, Carlos has called the Pacific Northwest home for the last ten years.

Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)

Live Event

Recording Available
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)


Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.

Knowledge Check

A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.

Live Event

This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.


Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:


NTEN Professional Certificate