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 Sep 2016, Europe House, London, England.


Based on findings from the Value Ageing project and our projects at the OU, 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.

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