Media Literacy for Seniors

8. MEDIA LITERACY FOR SENIORS

Featured Speaker: Päivi Rasi-Heikkinen

For older adults, the use of digital technology usage generally declines with age, putting older people at the risk of being excluded and isolated. Learn more about how people over the age of 75 use digital media and communication technologies in relation to their health and well-being and brainstorm strategies to help the elderly population get opportunities for participation in the public sphere.

Parents, teachers, students, educators, school leaders, college faculty, researchers, media professionals, and community activists are invited to join us for a webinar series that explores the development of media literacy competencies across the lifespan, from birth to old age. Each session will include a featured speaker and time for small group discussion and dialogue. Join us for a single session, or participate in the whole series!

DATE: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

TIME: 12 PM EST

LOCATION: Online. Click here to register. 

ACROSS THE GENERATIONS WITH MEDIA LITERACY

An online discussion series that explores digital and media literacy education as a vital part of lifelong learning, for people of all ages 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Päivi Rasi-Heikkinen (Ph.D., M.SSc.), is a Professor of Education with the Media Education Hub at the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Education, Finland. Päivi has 20 years of experience in research and development projects in the field of media literacy education. She is an expert on older people’s media literacy education. Website: https://paivirasi.webnode.page/  E-mail: paivi.rasi-heikkinen@ulapland.fi