Learn why and how to help older people master IT
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- Certificate of Completion
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- At the end of my course, students will be aware of the isolation that can come with ageing and the barriers to digital inclusion among older people
- At the end of my course, students will recognize the potential of digital capability to improved personal and social wellbeing
- At the end of my course, students will be able to encourage an older person to identify how digital technology can help them
- At the end of my course, students will be able to guide an older person to choose and set up digital technology to suit their needs
- At the end of my course, students will be able to help an older person to learn sufficient digital skill to meet at least one particular need
- Students in this course will be expected to have basic computer literacy
Have you ever been frustrated trying to teach a parent or grandparent to use a computer or even their phone? Do you find it hard to understand their reluctance to join the digital society? In our ageing societies the proportion of older people is increasing. Many of them missed out on the digital revolution and are becoming increasingly isolated from former friends, community and even family. However with the ability to connect through digital devices, older people can remain connected, independent and engaged with the activities that make life worthwhile. Older people can learn to use digital devices but they must be (1) motivated to do so because they can see some way it would improve their well-being; (2) have a device that suits them and they can afford; and (3) get someone to teach and support them in an appropriate way. In this course you will develop the skills to (1) motivate a particular older person to become interested in the digital world, (2); help them acquire the digital technology that suits them; and (3) learn to use that technology to maintain a good quality of life.
- Anyone wanting to assist older people to learn to use digital technology
This lecture will introduce students to the importance of overcoming the digital exclusion of a great many older people. It will present important background concepts needed for this course so that students will be able to help older people they know to master IT or at least enough to make a difference to the lives of these older people.
At the end of this lecture, you will be able to
- understand the isolation that can come with age and its negative impact on wellbeing
- appreciate the higher-level Domains of Wellbeing, with mental and social relevance
- appreciate the importance for wellbeing of developing digital literacy among older people
On completing this lecture, students will appreciate the contribution that having control of one's life and being independent makes to the well-being of older people. They will also be able to identify computer applications that help to give older people independence.
On completing this lecture, students will appreciate the contribution that being able to engage in meaningful and rewarding activities makes to the well-being of older people. They will also be able to identify computer applications that enable older people to engage in a range of activities that bring m meaning and satisfaction to their lives.
On completing this lecture, students will appreciate the contribution that being able to connect with others and engage communities of their choosing makes to the well-being of older people. They will also be able to identify computer applications that enable older people to connect with others and engage with communities of choice.
After completing this lecture, students will
- appreciate the potential that older people have as learners of new skills
- appreciate the changes in technology that have occurred over the lifetime of older people and how this may affect them when learning to use the latest digital devices
After you have completed this lecture, you will know how to
- identify some aspects of an older person's that they are finding more difficult to do as they age
- identify one or two things among these challenges that can be done using digital technology
- be able to demonstrate some of these on a laptop and/or tablet
- determine personal attributes and circumstances of an older person that may have an impact upon their use of digital technology
At the end of this lecture students should be able to explain to an older person the opportunities that connecting to the Internet provides for the things they want to do. Students should understand and be able to investigate the options available to someone wanting to connect to the Internet in their particular circumstance and give advice on the most appropriate options to choose.
At the end of this lecture students should have the knowledge to advise an older person on issues to do with safety, identity and privacy in online environments. They should be able to convey a need to be careful online and avoid doing something that may lead to adverse consequences. However they should also be conscious of the need to give older users confidence in using the Internet and above all to make it enjoyable.