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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(10): 758-762 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.10.968

Digital Technology in the Contemporary Lives of Senior Citizens

P. Vacek and Rybenská K.

Abstract—While current seniors citizens sometimes use modern devices, we can’t say that they use them as often and in the same way as young people. There is also a large number of seniors citizens who are not educated in using modern devices at all and those who do use them in a very different way compared to their younger counterparts. The aim of the research is to compare three groups of senior citizens which come from different backgrounds, find out what are their reasons for using modern devices and why are they important to them. Our current experience suggests rather significant differences in using modern technologies between those groups of senior citizens.

Index Terms—Senior citizens, modern technologies, modern devices, education, information and communication technologies.

P. Vacek is with Pedagogical Faculty of Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic (e-mail: pavel.vacek@uhk.cz).
Rybenská K. is with University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic (e-mail: klara.rybenska@uhk.cz).


Cite: P. Vacek and Rybenská K., "Digital Technology in the Contemporary Lives of Senior Citizens," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 758-762, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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