15. July 2012

TAO at Wikimania 2012

Elly presenting the Silver Knowledge approach at Wikimania 2012

Engaging more older people in Wikipedia and its sister projects is the objective of several actions and projects carried out within the framework of the project TAO and beyond. We took this year’s Wikimania in Washington DC as an occasion … Continue reading 

29. June 2012

Connected Technologies and Engaging Generations: Stijn Bannier

Stijn Bannier, the researcher in the TAO project, participated in the IFA 11th Global Conference on Ageing in Prague in May 2012 and gave a presentation on “Connected Technologies and Engaging Generations: Tweets, blogs, social networks and the digital divide”. … Continue reading 

2. June 2012

Seniorweb.ch- E-Learning from Seniors to Seniors


Seniorweb.ch, an electronic platform that targets an audience ages 50 and up, has made it its mission to offer opportunities for collaborative and self-directed learning. As a supplement to classic forms of learning, e-learning offers seniors quite a few benefits … Continue reading 

21. February 2012

“Older Persons and Online Communities” – Study Completed

active older people

The study report “How Online Communities Can Make a Contribution to the Social Integration of Persons Aged 60 to 75” completes our preliminary study on older persons and online communities. A review of the literature on activating, motivating and integrating … Continue reading 

15. September 2011

Free Cruise on the Internet continued

Workshop "Freie Fahrt ins Internet" im Wankdorf Center in Bern

After a successful pilot test last spring, that had to be prolongued due to the large demand, the action “Free Cruise on the Internet” continues this fall. This time, the Seniorweb volunteers are present not only in the Bernese shopping … Continue reading 

31. August 2011

Grey Revolution: Motivating Older Persons to Participate in Wikipedia

How can we promote older persons’ (60+) access to online collaboration projects like Wikipedia? That is one of the main questions in the European research project Third Age Online (TAO). In formulating an answer to that question, we have two … Continue reading 

11. May 2011

Project TAO: Status update after the first half year…

Our project has been running for a bit more than half a year now. Time to sketch out what we have achieved so far: Thanks to the dedication of more than 25 volunteers, the action “Free Cruise on the Internet” … Continue reading 

This page is also available in: German


Share |
|  RSS feed