New Directions For Digital Inclusion and Older People

11 Apr 2019


Today, Thursday 11 April, we are pleased to bring together practitioners, policymakers and researchers will come together to share experiences of innovative ways to introduce older people to digital technology.

At New Directions For Digital Inclusion and Older People, we’ll discuss embedding digital in wider support services and social contexts and ultra-informal learning.

The event will also see the launch of a suite of print, online and video resources designed to support anyone who wants to introduce older people to digital technology in a fun and informal way.

The resources and findings are the results of two partnerships.

Good Things Foundation has been working with the Centre for Ageing Better to explore the benefits of embedded practice when teaching computer and internet skills.

This partnership has seen the Good Things Foundation Research Team work with the Centre for Ageing Better on a series of user insight and co-creation activities, aimed at bringing digital inclusion best practice to a wider audience. [Video embed]

Good Things Foundation has also been part of the GIRDA project - Gameplay for Inspiring Digital Adoption.

Funded by Erasmus +, the European Union education programme, GIRDA has allowed Good Things Foundation and Middlesex University to explore how tablet games can act as a route into broad, sustained use of digital technology among older people. [Video embed]

The findings for each project are captured in two booklets written for anybody working with older people, especially those with no prior experience teaching others to use digital technology:

If you’d like a hard copy of either of these booklets, please email hello@goodthingsfoundation.org.