The digitalisation of society may pose major challenges for active ageing promotion, representing a source of social exclusion for many older people lacking the basic digital skills. Older Italians are amongst the least digitally savvy in Europe. In this context, there is an urgent need for accessible and inclusive digital educational programs, targeting specifically the frailest group of the old age population. The Cyber School for Grandparents initiative is an innovative intergenerational educational program aimed at training secondary school students to become cyber tutors for their grandparents. The aim of this work is to present all the steps performed to design and implement the intervention in the school context and to perform a feasibility study on this educational experience, assessing pre-post changes on older adults’ digital skills, use and attitudes as well as monitoring students’ participation and learning outcomes. The study is ongoing and will provide useful information for the implementation of similar initiative in other contexts.

(2022). Designing an Innovative Intergenerational Educational Program to Bridge the Digital Divide: The Cyber School for Grandparents Initiative. In Q. Gao, & J. Zhou (a cura di), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology in Everyday Living. 8th International Conference, ITAP 2022. Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022. Virtual Event, June 26– July 1, 2022. Proceedings, Part II (pp. 398-412). Springer [10.1007/978-3-031-05654-3_28].

Designing an Innovative Intergenerational Educational Program to Bridge the Digital Divide: The Cyber School for Grandparents Initiative

Sala, E;
2022

Abstract

The digitalisation of society may pose major challenges for active ageing promotion, representing a source of social exclusion for many older people lacking the basic digital skills. Older Italians are amongst the least digitally savvy in Europe. In this context, there is an urgent need for accessible and inclusive digital educational programs, targeting specifically the frailest group of the old age population. The Cyber School for Grandparents initiative is an innovative intergenerational educational program aimed at training secondary school students to become cyber tutors for their grandparents. The aim of this work is to present all the steps performed to design and implement the intervention in the school context and to perform a feasibility study on this educational experience, assessing pre-post changes on older adults’ digital skills, use and attitudes as well as monitoring students’ participation and learning outcomes. The study is ongoing and will provide useful information for the implementation of similar initiative in other contexts.
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Active ageing; Digital divide; Intergenerational intervention;
English
Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology in Everyday Living. 8th International Conference, ITAP 2022. Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022. Virtual Event, June 26– July 1, 2022. Proceedings, Part II
978-3-031-05653-6
Online ISBN 978-3-031-05654-3
(2022). Designing an Innovative Intergenerational Educational Program to Bridge the Digital Divide: The Cyber School for Grandparents Initiative. In Q. Gao, & J. Zhou (a cura di), Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology in Everyday Living. 8th International Conference, ITAP 2022. Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022. Virtual Event, June 26– July 1, 2022. Proceedings, Part II (pp. 398-412). Springer [10.1007/978-3-031-05654-3_28].
Rolandi, E; Sala, E; Colombo, M; Vaccaro, R; Guaita, A
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