Need for ICT Education Among Older Adults

Author: Aleksandra Błachnio
Author: Wojciech Maliszewski
Year of publication: 2017
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Pages: 168-176
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PDF: kie/116/kie11612.pdf

Information technology evolves in order to meet the needs of ageing society. Despite the life-long learning perspective and availability of ICT courses, studies indicate that only a limited number of seniors take full advantage of possibilities given by mobile technology and the Internet. The question arises if the old are part of the Information Society or they are excluded from it. This article provides evidence that seniors underutilise the ICT devices and e-services and indicates the main lines of the recent debates on the current need for ICT education among older adults. The analysis of seniors’ ICT competence is based on a literature survey.


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