The Positive and Negative Impact of an Intergenerational Digital Technology Education Programme on Younger People's Perceptions of Older Adults

Drury, Lisbeth and Bobrowicz, Ania and Cameron, Lindsey and Abrams, Dominic (2017) The Positive and Negative Impact of an Intergenerational Digital Technology Education Programme on Younger People's Perceptions of Older Adults. In: Third International Conference, ITAP 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017, 9 July - 14 July 2017, Vancouver, Canada. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58530-7) (Full text available)

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Abstract

In order to meet the technological needs of older adults, and ensure digital inclusion, it is important for digital technology designers to accurately assess and understand older adults’ needs and requirements, free from the influence of societal assumptions of their capabilities. This study evaluated the impact of an intergenerational digital technology education programme on younger adults’ stereotypes of older people. Using an experimental design, results show that compared to a control group, students taking part in the programme subsequently rated older adults as more friendly but less competent. Practical implications for developing intergenerational education programmes are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] UK CASE award
Uncontrolled keywords: Older Adults; Attitudes; Stereotypes; Digital Technology; Intergenerational Education Programmes;
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Ania Bobrowicz
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 13:40 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 09:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62190 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bobrowicz, Ania: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7581-0900
Abrams, Dominic: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-4572
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