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Teaching seniors about ICT (information and communication technologies) VILNIUS Juin 2011 A MUST for ACTIVE AGING Be a WIRED SENIOR ! E-SENIORS Combating.

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1 Teaching seniors about ICT (information and communication technologies) VILNIUS Juin 2011 A MUST for ACTIVE AGING Be a WIRED SENIOR ! E-SENIORS Combating e-exclusion

2 Our Target Public (LLP) Retired Seniors (and/or disabled) Seniors with health problems at home/in care centers or homes Unemployed - still in age of working (sent to us by employment center) LIFE BEGINS AT 50 !

3 How to teach seniors! The workshop must be considered as a leisure activity Little groups : 1 instructor for 4 students 8 weeks to learn the basics ( mail/internet/ text editor) 1h30 or max 2h (with a pause) per week Paper handouts For the instructor : lots of patience concrete, without technical jargon If senior instructor : better mutual understanding If junior instructor : interesting intergenerational exchange

4 What should seniors learn about ICT? A bunch of useful applications for daily life = the best motivation for learners / the computer is only a TOOL ! Be WIRED = understand how/that digital technologies affect : Culture Economy Politics The concept of Internet culture : E-administration, e-government e-identity and security problems E-participation : the e-citizen gets involved in the decision making process – chats with elected representative

5 Seniors and tablets! The extension of the computer…. 6 months training on interactive tablets : IPAD (Apple), Galaxy (Samsung), (Archos ) PC tablet Top 8 applications : -IPLAN application = GPS localization + searching for maps -TALKING TOM = funny application -Games : « Solitaire », cognitive stimulation games, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble -Reading books with IBOOKS -GOOGLE EARTH -Reading the newspapers -Cooking with receipes on tablets -Astronomy with SKYORB

6 Games for health ( ICT) Exergaming Memory workshops Mens sana in corpore sano = combine physical and mental exercice Physical Exercise = ”Fitness” for Seniors! Cognitive Stimulation = against memory loss Wii console : Cerebral academy Happy Neuron Brainfitness/gradior ( LLM European project ) 16

7 Cyber Club for seniors A new trend in Paris ! A place for seniors to participate in activities and meet other seniors in his neighbourhood A bundle of thematic workshops : Digital photo/video Computer driven karaoke Use of social networks, skype/ MSN Games on computers / consoles And also : English conversation, laughter yoga, body-mind centering

8 HeUritage Intergenerational transmission and promotion of local culture and history developing their European citizenship in dialogue with younger generations Our partner countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Czech republic, France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Portugal)

9 eBazaar Grundtvig multilateral project eBazaar is a eMarket webportal for seniors (and…others) who want to make some financial profit by selling thru the Internet products or services to valorize/promote their skills, experience or creative hobbies by starting their own e-business A new way of working (from home/ at your time/freelance) ! LLP = learn about webpage creation, e-marketing, e-logistics,, e- commerce platforms, e-business models 21

10 Mobile devices for easier mobility New projects - > need for teaching the use of AAL (ambiant assisted living) technologies Facilitate the mobility of the elderly through the use of real-time information and adaptive technologies with advices and warnings about:  Public transportation  Car traffic  Meteo  Travel tips Personalized travel planning and route optimization, assisted via digital terminals Local assistance via mobile phone "on the way"

11 E-SENIORS LIFE BEGINS AT 50 Thank you for your attention For more information : 24


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