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Digital teaching for seniors.

Peer learning boosts well-being among the elderly

Many of today’s elderly people are of the generation who didn’t have to use new technologies in their work or when they studied – the leap to the digital age took place only after their retirement. A global research project is now studying how to better involve the elderly in today’s digitised society. 

  • Health and well-being
  • Learning human
  • Text Nina Venhe | Photos Varpu Heiskanen and Bettiina Lievonen

Yet, we still have a great number of people who feel left out of the scope of digital services.

Eija Kärnä

Professor of Special Education

Societal participation is largely looked at through digital lenses.

Kristiina Korjonen-Kuusipuro

Postdoctoral Researcher

These learning communities provide elderly people with a channel that supports their independence and reinforces a positive sense of belonging in a group of peers.

Kaisa Pihlainen

Post Doctoral Researcher

Infographic about the things that boost the well-being of the elderly. They consist for example of maintaining cognitive skills, feeling of being heard, learning new things and feeling of indepence.
Source: ACCESS project.
Profiilikuva: Eija Kärnä

Eija Kärnä

Professori

Kristiina Korjonen-Kuusipuro

Tutkijatohtori

Profiilikuva: Kaisa Pihlainen

Kaisa Pihlainen

Tutkijatohtori (tenure track)