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Older Adults and Technology: Building Sustainable Systems for Adoption and Impact. Presentation at Broadband Partners and Providers Forum November 4, 2013. Reality Check. Just 53% of seniors online Seniors are nearly last in home broadband adoption Low-income seniors 12X lower adoption

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Older adults and technology building sustainable systems for adoption and impact

Older Adults and Technology:Building Sustainable Systems for Adoption and Impact

Presentation at Broadband Partners and Providers Forum

November 4, 2013


Reality Check

Just 53% of seniors online

Seniors are nearly last in home broadband adoption

Low-income seniors 12X lower adoption

Not just computers: cell phones, apps, e-commerce, gaming devices—a historical pattern of late adoption


Barriers to Adoption

Social Networks -- Relevance

Risk/Cost

Technology Access

Training and Support


What’s Needed

Build sustainable systems at scale

See technology as a means to outcomes—health, finances, etc.

Meaningful public-private partnerships

Invest in strategic, learning institutions


Senior Planet Exploration Center

15,000 visitors yearly

Events, trainings, coaching, gaming, exhibits

23 additional labs in NYC


Results

24 labs up and running

15,000 free classes delivered at 70 locations

Over 500 people signed up for current classes

40,000 unique visitors on Seniorplanet.org

Workforce, social engagement, health, lifelong learning results


Lessons

Quality anchor location

Strong partnerships

Relevant content and methodology

Distributed training

Online channel

Impact areas


Thank You!!!

Tom Kamber

[email protected]

seniorplanet.org

oats.org


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