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Title:Leveraging social media to facilitate intergenerational learning: Bridging digital immigrants with digital natives
Author(s):Zhao, Yuxiang; Shi, Yutian; Zhu, Quinghua
Subject(s):Social media
Intergenerational learning (IGL)
Digital immigrants
Digital natives
Action research
Abstract:Intergeneration learning (IGL), which is viewed as one form of lifelong learning involving the transfer of knowledge and skills across generations, can be conducive for us to deal with ageing population. Our objective is to examine how social media can promote IGL process, reinforcing the relationship bonds and cooperation between digital immigrants and digital natives, and to enhance the digital skills and media literacy of older generation. Compared with the traditional IGL concepts, we argue that the new paradigm of IGL should focus on ICT-enabled communication and collaboration. According to the characteristics of IGL and our objectives, we plan to employ the action research to find out what kind of knowledge and skills will be exchanged, and what dynamics will have effects on the participation, communication, and collaboration between generations. The workshops, online platforms and immersive situational learning are the three practical activities in our further research design.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Zhao, Y., Shi, Y., & Zhu, Q. (2017). Leveraging Social Media to Facilitate Intergenerational Learning: Bridging Digital Immigrants with Digital Natives. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 698-703).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Yuxiang Zhao, Yutian Shi, and Quinghua Zhu
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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