Guided digital skills training enhances older people's digital skills and social relations

Older people need digital skills training to learn to use digital technology more independently, but they also seek digital training opportunities because of the social benefits they offer, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Published in International Journal of Lifelong Education, the study examined perceived benefits of digital skills training among older adult learners, their teachers and peer tutors. Data for the study were collected in liberal adult education organizations, such as community colleges, as well as in peer tutoring sessions organized by third sector actors.

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