INTERNET AND SENIORS

Authors

  • Tomáš Rain Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
  • Ivana Švarcová Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Keywords:

Internet, barriers of internet access, seniors

Abstract

The article deals about the possibilities of using the internet for seniors. Authors suggest using www pages as alternative of retrospective therapy. Authors describe barriers of internet access for seniors. The authors of the article consider about utilization of internet for the reminiscent therapy of seniors. The target group of this article are the workers of the information centres, gerontopeds and the other persons working as the pedagogues. The objective of this article is to summarize ways of using internet for helping seniors to better life. The authors describe terms e-senior. The authors suggest methodological approach to exercising user’s skills.

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    Published

    2010-12-31

    How to Cite

    Rain, T. and Švarcová, I. (2010) ’INTERNET AND SENIORS’, Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 79–85 Retrieved from https://www.eriesjournal.com/index.php/eries/article/view/27.

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    Section

    Short communication