Seniors as digital learners (Online seminar, April 2021)

Warmly welcome to join our open online seminar!

This event is part of a Nordplus project NPAD-2020/10169: How seniors learn digital skills in the Nordics and Baltic?

The aim of this project is to share good practises about the topic, how seniors learn digital skills in the Nordics and the Baltic. Beside of that we learn, how digitalization and continues learning are seen in different countries. The event is hosted by the Summer University and U3A of Jyväskylä. You'll learn, how the U3A works in Jyväskylä and which kind of reasearch in the field of gerontology is taking place at the University of Jyväskylä. There will be also presentations about the on-going reform of continuous learning in Finland, as also about digitalization and support for people adapting digital competences. 

You may learn to know Jyväskylä and the University of Jyväskylä beforehand with some videos. The programm for the seminar has been published in this page and the registration form may be found at the end of this page. The event is open for everyone, who are interested in the topics digitalization, learning and teaching of digital competences, continuous learning and gerontology at the University of Jyväskylä. People working with these topics as professional, voluntary or even as an adult student are welcome to join the conversation during this seminar. Hope to see you at our event!


9.30 Opening and testing the connections (Zoom)
10.00 Welcome words, getting to know the program, the project and all project partners
Planning coordinators Tuomo Kuivalainen and Ville Hirvikoski, Summer University of Jyväskylä
10.15 Presentation: city of Jyväskylä
10.30 Presentation: University of Jyväskylä, Summer University of Jyväskylä and the U3A of Jyväskylä.
11.00 Coffee break
11.15 Reform in continuous learning in Finland
Project manager Antti Laitinen, University of Jyväskylä
12.00 Lunch break
13.00 Digitalization and digital support in Finland
Project manager Minna Piirainen, Digital and Population Data Services Agency DVV
13.30 Digital tutors and courses on digital competences at the U3A of Jyväskylä. National Geronet -project
Chairperson of tutors Salme Lindroos
Planning coordinator Ville Hirvikoski, Summer University of Jyväskylä
14.00 Digivireä Keski-Suomi -project
Project manager Susanna Nurmeksela, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK)
14.15 Coffee break in smaller online groups - possibility to network with participants
14.45 Perspectives on enhancing the digital inclusion of older people
Doctoral Researchers Viivi Korpela and Laura Pajula, University of Jyväskylä.
What does it take to be able to participate in the digitalising society? How are older people taken into account in the digitalisation? These are some of the questions we are focusing on in our research. We will approach the topic by going through our journey that started with our Master’s thesis and is now continuing at the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care.

15.30 GEREC Gerontology Research Center
Research Director Katja Kokko, University of Jyväskylä
16.00 Reflections and discussion
16.30 Cultural program

End of the program at 17.00.

All times are in Finnish time (UTC+2). Difference f. ex. to Central European time (UTC+1) is +1 hour.

We keep the right for any changes in the program and all changes will be updated at this page.

You may get back to presentations, just see the underpage "Presentations" and give the password to read the content: JYVASKYLA2021


Registration period ended on the 27th of April.

Questions or ideas

Please feel free to ask, if you have any questions or comments:

Ville Hirvikoski
Planning coordinator, Summer University of Jyväskylä
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