Overcoming the Silver Generation Digital Gap

Carlos Vaz De Carvalho, Pedro Cano, José Maria Roa, Anna Wanka, Franz Kolland

Research output: Journal article (peer-reviewed)Journal article

5 Citations (Scopus)


Being able to effectively use online tools has become a fundamental competence in our Society. Therefore, it is important to tackle the age digital divide as there is a rapidly growing number of elderly people. Like everyone else, older adults (senior citizens or the silver generation) must be equipped with the necessary skills to be able to be connected and integrated in the online world to prevent their social isolation and to foster their inclusion. As a contribution to that effort, a European-wide digital literacy development initiative for senior citizens was setup and this article presents the analysis of the achieved results which shows a very positive perception of the seniors on the developed digital abilities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1643
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Universal Computer Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Active ageing
  • Adult education
  • Knowledge society
  • Lifelong learning
  • Senior citizens
  • Silver generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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