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Digital inclusion: opportunities for older people

Minocha, Shailey and Holland, Caroline (2016). Digital inclusion: opportunities for older people. In: Older European Citizens in a Changing World, Conference and AGM, Ransackers Association, 20 September 2016, Europe House, London, England.

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Abstract

Based on findings from the Value Ageing project http://www.value-ageing.eu and our projects at the OU http://www.shaileyminocha.info/people-aged-over-55-years/, we discussed how digital inclusion of older people can provide various advantages and opportunities: online socialisation and alleviating of social isolation and loneliness; maintaining, nurturing and growth of their interests and hobbies; enhancing employability and being able to sustain lifelong learning through use of MOOCs and open educational resources; and being able to use digital health wearables for self-monitoring and self-management of health.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Open University, UK
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Social isolation in peope aged over 55 in Milton Keynes and possible solutionsNot SetMilton Keynes Council
Investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the wNot SetSir Halley Stewart Trust and The Open University
Keywords: active ageing; digital inclusion; digital skills; older people; people aged over 55 years; digital health wearables; online social interactions; MOOCs; Open Educational Resources; OERs; wearable technologies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 50299
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 09:20
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 16:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50299
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