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dc.contributor.authorTyler, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorSimic, Veronikaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe George-Walker, Lindaen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is evidence that digital technologies including the Internet have the potential to improve older adults’ social participation and inclusion. This in turn is said to improve their quality of life. Older Internet super-users are in a unique position to inform us about what it takes to be a successful “silver surfer”. This article reports on a study exploring the digital experiences of older Australian (65+) retirees, who are Internet “super-users”. Super-users are defined as those who effectively use many Internet applications as part of the normal rhythm of daily life. The data gathering methods of this study were (1) photovoice, (2) a diary of Internet use, and (3) a semi-structured telephone interview. The project identified what makes a good Internet experience for older adults. This was then translated into a set of guidelines to improve Internet use for other older adults, who are yet to fully realize the potential of the Internet to enhance daily life and wellbeing. The results are considered from the perspectives that older adults’ digital participation is best conceptualized by incorporating self-efficacy theory, digital competence and personal learning environments (PLEs) and demonstrates a pathway toward digital participation for older adults through the development of digital self-efficacy.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalActivities, Adaptation & Agingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.titleOlder adult Internet super-users: counsel from experienceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorTyler, Mark A.

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