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Creating supportive online learning environment and training experiences: The future of life-long learning for older adults?

Mwagwabi, F. and Lim, T. (2021) Creating supportive online learning environment and training experiences: The future of life-long learning for older adults? In: EngAGE Ageing Symposium 2021, 12 November 2021, Online via YouTube Live

Abstract

Drawing on lessons learned from research prior to COVID-19 and our study since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, we discuss insights into how older adults have adjusted to living in technologically advanced societies like Singapore. In this seminar we share lessons learned from our research, interviews with older adults as well as our experience training older adults how to use technology. We discuss key factors that influence use of ICT and new media in older adults and the role these factors play in providing better opportunity for life-long learning and quality of life. Recognizing the diverse social contexts of older adults’ use of technology, their interests and motivations, we share why some older adults use or do not use available ICT and new media apps to engage in learning and leisure activities. The session will conclude with guidelines on how to strengthen media literacy skills (such as tackling online misinformation), and how to better design, customize, and encourage older adults’ online learning and improve training experiences for them.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): IT, Media and Communications
Conference Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/engage/
Other Information: Hosted by Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
United Nations SDGs: Goal 4: Quality Education
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/62325
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