LIFELONG LEARNING PERSPECTIVES AND EFFECTS IN THE AGING SOCIETY SEGMENT THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES Cover Image
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LIFELONG LEARNING PERSPECTIVES AND EFFECTS IN THE AGING SOCIETY SEGMENT THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
LIFELONG LEARNING PERSPECTIVES AND EFFECTS IN THE AGING SOCIETY SEGMENT THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Author(s): Helena Štimac, Ivan Kelić, Davorin Turkalj
Subject(s): Education, Adult Education, Demography and human biology, Gerontology, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: lifelong learning; aging society; old age segment; digital technologies;
Summary/Abstract: The prevalence of the aging society phenomenon in the last decade forces governments, countries, and people to re-evaluate the perspectives and potential of lifelong learning and the effects it has on the society as a whole. According to World Bank data, the percentage in the total world population in the 0-14 year-old segment is declining, while the United Nations predict that by the year 2050 there will be more people over the age of 60 (2.1 billion) than the adolescents and young people aged 10-24 years (2 billion). The segment of elderly people has longer life expectancy and better overall health condition due to advances in medicine and technology. These trends implicate urgency for better inclusion and defining new roles for this segment. The most effective way to do this is to enable the elderly to have access to information and to know how to properly use it. The major role in this shift is certainly played by information and communication technology. The aim of this paper is to examine the state and possibilities of including the elderly as a more active society member through the use of digital technology and lifelong learning.

  • Page Range: 301-315
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English