Skilling seniors in computers: community training responses to the digital divide

Margaret Redsell (Skylarkers 60 and Better Program)
Michael Nycyk (Australian Computer Society)

Working with Older People

ISSN: 1366-3666

Publication date: 26 May 2010

Abstract

As computers further pervade the lives of older adults, the need for relevant affordable training grows. Older adults experience the digital divide sharply, not through frailty or age but because accessing training can be difficult. The intent of this paper is to suggest successful ways of teaching computers through the discussion of a case study of Skylarkers 60 and Better Program and a longitudinal study conducted there. Centre managers can benefit from knowing the types of teaching methods that may make their computer training beneficial and useful to older adults.

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Redsell, M. and Nycyk, M. (2010), "Skilling seniors in computers: community training responses to the digital divide", Working with Older People, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 38-42. https://doi.org/10.5042/wwop.2010.0266

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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