Share Paper: Increasing digital literacy skills of older adults through a digital storytelling project-based course

  1. Simone Hausknecht, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  2. David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Thursday, June 28 2:45 PM-3:15 PM Jordaan 2

Abstract: Digital literacy is an important area of learning for all ages, including older adults. There are growing concerns regarding a digital divide between younger and older computer users. Older people may benefit from programs that increase digital literacy skills since these skills can lead to further advantages such as increasing access to information, services, and contact to family. A project-based learning approach may be an effective integrative method to increase these skills. This paper examines the reported improvements in digital literacy skills (i.e., computer, software, and internet skills) of 86 older adults who participated in an eight to ten-week project-based ...