60+ Online: Enhancing Social Inclusion through Digital Stories and Social Media Participation

Seniors are amongst the most digitally excluded in Australia. The 60+ Online project fostered digital inclusion amongst 22 Australian seniors (64-86 years), with varied digital skills, and socio-economic/cultural backgrounds.

Fund

Telstra Digital Inclusion Index, Swinburne Research DVCR&D – Internal Contributions, Boroondara City Council, Knox City Council Fund Scheme

Investigators

Max Schleser (TMT)
Diana Bossio
Anthony McCosker
Hilary Davis

Seniors are amongst the most digitally excluded in Australia. The 60+ Online project fostered digital inclusion amongst 22 Australian seniors (64-86 years), with varied digital skills, and socio-economic/cultural backgrounds. 

Within workshops, seniors were encouraged to draw upon personal and community interests to inform storyboarding and digital story development. Digital stories were generated using iPads and smartphones, and edited using Adobe Premiere Clip. Social media sites Facebook and Instagram, facilitated shared digital skills development, supported by workshop participants and researchers. Regardless of skills at outset, every senior produced their own digital story. These were showcased at festivals, City Council events, and hosted on YouTube: 

Related Projects

X
Bitnami