The Covid-19 crisis had had 2 consequences on seniors and their relation with technology: (1) they increased use of internet and technology to avoid isolation and keeping in touch with family and friends (“younger seniors” in particular) and (2) they have been fell behind and widen the digital divide (older seniors and in general all those with lower education and low digital skills even before the crisis)
Despite most (“younger”) seniors being healthy and very active, many met certain challenges even before the Covid-19 crisis, many of those have been exacerbated during the pandemic. For instance: being less mobile, more alone, spending more time in one place (at home), the difficulties of grocery shopping, the worries about illness and society, and not being able to have as much fun as they like. Being mobile means walking around but also being able to drive, take a bus to get to places. In addition, during the crisis, they’ve been even more isolated. As many as 9 in 10 seniors said they had been impacted somehow by the crisis, and most of them, 7 in 10, said they had been highly ‘socially’ impacted by the crisis. Not to mention, in the area of health care, more health appointments, services and products are being transferred to the online sphere, as many of us have experienced during the pandemic.
Project result 1: Report on risks and barriers faced in the digital environment
The report presents the main social media (Facebook, twitter, YouTube, but also email, IM apps…) and other similar tools largely used nowadays to describe the risks and dangers associated with them specifically.
Project result 2: Virtual risk scenarios
Partners will create interactive scenarios mimicking real digital environment to allow seniors to get used to the tools in a fun and secure way. The digital scenarios will show the most common scams, fake news, phishing techniques, deep-fake videos etc. and increase seniors’ capacity to recognize them.
Project result 3: Micro-lesson: How does that work?
Micro-lesson aimed at showing how the ‘dangers’ presented in the scenarios are created, by whom, why, and for what purpose. Actual education materials targeting seniors is not up to date and often not in line with their needs.
Project result 4: MILEAGE Handbook for Educators
The HANDBOOK aims at offering knowledge and skills to help practitioners in becoming more effective in creating interesting learning environment for seniors using the MILEAGE resources.
CARDET is one of the leading research and development centers in the Mediterranean region with global expertise in project design and implementation, capacity building, and e-learning. Is independently affiliated with universities and institutions from around the world, such as the Yale University, the University of Nicosia and the International Council of Educational Media. CARDET has completed numerous projects relating to the development of capacity building and planning in education and VET, youth support, adult learning, literacies, digital tools, eLearning, educational technology, and social integration of marginalized groups. One of our core-strengths is our ability to carefully plan, implement, execute and evaluate projects in various contexts.
E-Seniors is a non-profit non-governmental organization, founded in 2005 by Monique EPSTEIN, the general manager of the association. E-Seniors aims at fighting e-exclusion by providing access to and training in ICT to seniors and/or disabled people. Its main objectives are:
Since its creation, E-Seniors has provided ICT courses for seniors in various public locations and the association is constantly opening new locations all over the Parisian region in order to provide a “proximity” service that takes into account the rhythm, interests and needs of its audience. The organization also aims at raising awareness among seniors about the importance of ICT solutions for their social inclusion and for cognitive training. E-Seniors proposes also interactive gaming activities in residences for the elderly, retirement homes and day-care centres.
FRAMEWORK is an Italian not-for-profit association active in the fields of adult education, Youth, VET, Entrepreneurship and sustainability. The mission of the association is to promote lifelong learning and professional development opportunities to all citizens in need of wider and stronger employability skills, digital competences and in general better skills to achieve their professional and life plans. Our main aim is to equip adults, seniors, youth, youth workers, trainers and educators in diverse sectors with the appropriate tools to grow personally and professionally. The association was created to offer a FRAME to help people to turn their ideas in concrete plans and projects, which will be their roadmap to success. Our mission is to offer them the opportunity to enhance their abilities, competences and attitudes thus enabling them to make the necessary changes in their professional or personal life, showcasing their strengths and talent. The activities offered aim at empowering both young and adults citizens, with particular attention to those that are at risk of social and economic exclusion and help them in developing the skills needed on the actual labour market and support them in overcoming their socio-economic barriers.
WYŻSZA SZKOŁA BIZNESU I NAUK O ZDROWIU (WSBINOZ) is the first non-public higher education institution in central Poland that offers health-allied and medical-allied studies as well as business and pedagogy faculties. The world class school facility and an outstanding training atmosphere promoted by highly competent and most distinguished specialist, practitioners and academic teachers guarantee the unique and ambitious curriculum, theoretical knowledge and practical skills so desired in professional life. Young adults are taught how to take advantage of the acquired skills and knowledge as well as to keep on developing personal abilities and become professionally successful. At the current stage has more than 60-70 full-time employees and more than 200 academic teachers on contract. WSBINOZ conducts numerous researches and educational projects, cooperates with various educational, health care, sport-allied and business-allied institutions, remains locally and regionally active in the field of conference and workshops organization, social work and community elicitation.
Educator is the association, non-profit non-governmental organisation. Educator was established in 2012 with main purpose to support and activate adults, seniors, children, young people and public. Our main aim is to inform, educate, create opportunities for personal development and create diverse offers for the target groups, their leisure time and active involvement, to enrich the communities in the region. The aim and objectives are fulfilled through the :