ICT and lifelong learning for senior citizens

Manuela Repetto, Guglielmo Trentin

Abstract


Currently an effective and adequate use of new technologies appears to be a key element in knowledge-based society. This requires capabilities, which discriminate large social classes, in particular, the elderly. Opportunities to develop and maintain these skills should be given to senior citizens through appropriate local lifelong learning programmes, which may help the elderly acquire awareness of innovative processes and become or remain active participants in the knowledge society. This work describes the approach and the results of a targeted course based on social networking - considerations on how to design such learning initiatives and to orient further research activities on this issue are given.

Keywords


third age; online learning; social networking; lifelong learning; digital divide; digital literacy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20368/1971-8829/262



Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).