Older adults and the digital divide: Community training to increase democratic participation

Nycyk, Michael (2009). Older adults and the digital divide: Community training to increase democratic participation. In: Jean-Paul Gagnon, Ideas to Improve the Human Condition. MEDP Australia Summit, Brisbane, Australia, (111-140). January 2009.

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Author Nycyk, Michael
Title of paper Older adults and the digital divide: Community training to increase democratic participation
Conference name MEDP Australia Summit
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates January 2009
Convener Jean-Paul Gagnon
Proceedings title Ideas to Improve the Human Condition
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Jean-Paul Gagnon
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Jean-Paul Gagnon
Start page 111
End page 140
Total pages 30
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a substantive and necessary role in daily life. They are increasingly becoming a necessity in order to access information resources. Participation in societies that use computer networks to distribute information is constrained by many factors. Lack of access to online information can seriously limit a person’s ability to make democratic decisions about the direction of their lives. To address this problem affordable training and access is an important factor in increasing participation in democratic societies.
Subjects 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
749906 Education policy
Keyword digital divide
information and communications technology
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