Technology, computers and access to internet, have positive impact to the quality of life. Familiarization of elderlies with new technologies gives them access to knowledge, allows them to choose the sources of information, and helps them to be more social in their daily life. It is essential to understand the reasons that lead to technological and social exclusion of elders.
IT trainers and elders
Training of older people requires well-trained educators, who are familiar with synchronous adult methods of training.
They need to know that seniors are a diverse group of people, with special expectations, needs and characteristics. Older people require different treatment than the people of younger generations.
The existence of motivation for seniors is essential, in order to show interest for new technologies, as they are not enough friendly for them. The main problem, which most educators are facing, is that they do not have the required knowledge and skills on working methods with seniors.
Age gap can be reduced with the appropriate educational methods.
Slow Learning is a two years European Project (Erasmus+, KA2). It started on October 2019, with partners from Greece, Slovenia, Denmark and Spain.
Project is aiming to the development of the skills and competences of IT trainers of older people.
The training of the educators will take place through an educational e-platform, and will focus to the specific needs of older people when they are learning new technologies. This e-platform will be created by p-consulting.gr, partner of the project from Greece.