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    1. 1. DIGITAL DIVIDE <ul><li>an age perspective </li></ul>THE
    2. 2. Younger Generation Generation OlderGeneration TECHNOLOGY
    3. 3. Younger Generations have a easier time using and learning technology than the Older Generations.
    4. 4. “ DUH” COMMON SENSE
    5. 5. Why? (this is the important question) (this is the important question)
    6. 6. CONFIDENCE Education • Experience • Desire
    7. 7. Older vs. Younger Generation <ul><li>Technology is foreign to older </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Instant gratification </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>The unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery based learning </li></ul>Older vs. Younger Generation
    9. 9. How often are older adults going online? <ul><li>“Computer use among older adults in a naturally occurring retirement community” </li></ul><ul><li>By: Brian D. Carpenter & Sarah Buday </li></ul><ul><li>Published in ScienceDirect </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>From 2000 – 2004: Access increased by 47% for people over the age of 65 </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003: 20% of older adults have gone online compared to 65% of younger adults </li></ul>Statistics:
    11. 11. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaire </li></ul>Background:
    12. 12. <ul><li>Demographic Results </li></ul><ul><li>Health Results </li></ul>1.) Among NORC residents, who is currently using a computer and what differentiates them from non-users?
    13. 13. 2.) Among computer users, what do they use the computer for?
    14. 14. 3.) Among non-users, what are the barriers to use? And among users, what prevents them from using the computer as much as they would like?”
    15. 15. <ul><li>Understanding their fears. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding their needs and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating them. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing resources and training. </li></ul><ul><li>Involving the younger generation. </li></ul>Strategies for seniors
    16. 16. <ul><li>Understanding the mindset of digital native. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing training for teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Supplying appropriate resources in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions boards, forums and resources for teachers. </li></ul>Strategies for educators
    17. 17. Thank You.

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