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Film 240 - flip book

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Film 240 - flip book

  1. 1. cc: infomatique - https://www.flickr.com/photos/80824546@N00 Technology Waits For No One: Seniors are being left behind in the age of technological development
  2. 2. Today 53% of internet users are seniors[1]
  3. 3. cc: Jérôme Choain - https://pixabay.com/en/technology-senior-old-man-phone-1000859/ This is due impart to the poor digital literacy of people > 65
  4. 4. cc: Esther Vargus - https://www.flickr.com/photos/24614969@N04/9774229792 Digital Literacy = “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills” [2].
  5. 5. cc: Ed Yourdon - https://www.flickr.com/photos/72098626@N00 “…poorer, older and newer Canadians often lack the skills and know-how needed to effectively navigate the Internet and take advantage of all it has to offer.” [3]
  6. 6. cc: : Sima Dimitric - https://www.flickr.com/photos/simajr/4182166296 “By 2030, 19% of the US population will be over 65” [4] Only getting WORSE:
  7. 7. cc: Maxlkt - https://pixabay.com/en/users/maxlkt-2411480/ Resulting in a Digital Divide Which means seniors are at a distinct disadvantage in an increasingly online world. [3]
  8. 8. cc: Omar Alnahi - https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-person-portrait-old-9824/ “I feel like I’m falling further and further behind, you know,... and I doubt if I’ll ever catch up” — Male respondent age 76 [5]
  9. 9. cc: Julien.Belli - https://www.flickr.com/photos/125615321@N04 More and more services are becoming available online (online banking, news, coupons) which older people are being excluded from. [6&7]
  10. 10. cc: MarioMancuso - https://www.flickr.com/photos/73949553@N03 Main Barriers: • Lack of access • Lack of Teaching Resources
  11. 11. cc: VinothChandar - https://www.flickr.com/photos/44345361@N06 For Individuals aged > 65, either no one in there household has internet or no one in the immediate vicinity at retirement home is online [1]. ACCESS:
  12. 12. cc: Jody Morris- https://www.flickr.com/photos/jodydigger/5761881001 “Support from family members may help to prevent older adults from feeling that a certain form of technology is too complex and provide them with more opportunities to be exposed to technology.” [5] Teaching Resources
  13. 13. cc: Pattrick - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adwriter/257937032 Improved digital literacy is known to improve the quality of life of individuals [1].
  14. 14. References: [1] Matrix, Sidneyeve. “Module 01 Lecture 02 – Media Use Research Slides.” FILM 240 – Media and Culture, January 2017, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Lecture. [2] http://connect.ala.org/node/181197 [3] Kielburger, CFA, and Craig McGee. "Have your say: How can we help Canadians gain better access to the Internet?" The Globe and Mail, 25 Nov. 2013, theglobeandmail.com/life/giving. Accessed 03 March 2017. [4] Wakefield, Jane. "The Generation that Tech Forgot." BBC News, 25 May. 2015, bbc.com/news/technology. Accessed 03 March 2017. [5] Kim, Chodzko-Zajko, Schwingel, and Deana C. McDonagh. "Understanding older individuals’ emotional responses to new t5chnology associate with healthy lifestyle choice." Journal of Physical Education and Sport, vol. 14, no. 2, 25 June 2014, pp. 138- 147.Doi:10.7752/jpes.2014.02022. [6] Williams-Zhair, J. (2015). “Older Adults Should Not Be Left Behind”: “Its Your Time”. Retrieved from https://books.google.ca/books?id=rSNVDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT26&lpg=PT26&dq=older+people+left+behind+in+the+technological+er a&source=bl&ots=LhzxnV_O_M&sig=pdP-4ae_MH7bE- ur0gXsgNyjn1Y&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiruIOX57_SAhVo44MKHbzDAq4Q6AEIMjAD#v=onepage&q=older%20people%20left %20behind%20in%20the%20technological%20era&f=false [7] Gammell, Caroline. "Poor and Elderly left behind by digital age." Telegraph, 07 Jan. 2008, telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews. Accessed 03 March 2017. [6] Paul, and Christian Stegbauer. “Is the digital divide between young and elderly people increasing.” First Monday: Peer- reviewed Journal on the Internet, vol. 10, no. 3, 2005, http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/1286/1206. Accessed 03 March 2017.

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