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"Oh Mom! Look it up on the internet." Seniors and...

Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortely Road
London, ON
Cost:
Free

"Oh Mom! Look it up on the internet." Seniors and Technology: Reading, ebooks, and everyday life

PRESENTED BY: Professor Anabel Quan-Haase and Kathleen Schreurs

Part of the third annual FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series. Everyone is welcome.

ABSTRACT
Digital reading technology is constantly evolving and increasing in popularity, including among seniors. Among this group there seems to be a trend towards adoption and acceptance often spurred on by family and peers who offer support and motivation. Many seniors, however, do not feel comfortable or knowledgeable about using reading technology. This talk discusses how seniors engage with reading technology. Our research reveals that, for seniors, learning new technology requires significant effort. As a result, seniors make careful and deliberate choices about the technology they use, carefully choosing technology that fits into and improves their lives.

Host:
Faculty of Information & Media Studies
Contact:
Becky Blue
bblue@uwo.ca


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