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Digital Divide (age)

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

    Apr. 5, 2009
  • bozgreg

    Apr. 18, 2008

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