Principles for Designing Older People's Media-literacy Education

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Western societies are aging rapidly, even as life becomes more digitalized and harder forthem to understand. Still, media education for older people is often solely focused on technical equipment training, with little attention paid to improving media-literacy. Our study addresses this oversight by creating, piloting, and assessing a study module, focused on older people’s media-literacy education. Utilizing design-based research, we have provided a model that sets out what media-literacy education for the older people should look like. Specifically, it should be diverse, arise from the trainee’s personal needs, and respect the different ways in which learners engage in media. The learning environment should be safe, support should be provided through the learning process, and representatives from various corners of the media landscape should take part. Our research is ongoing, but it has already opened a door to life-long and more equitable media education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2020
EditorsTheo Bastiaens
Place of PublicationWaynesville
PublisherAssociation for the advancement of computing in education
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-939797-50-6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2020
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEdmedia + Innovate Learning Conference Online 2020 - Amterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Jun 202026 Jun 2020


ConferenceEdmedia + Innovate Learning Conference Online 2020
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  • Media education

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