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Examples of Knowledge Communities

Alliance for Digital Inclusion http://www.citizensonline.org.uk/adi
The Alliance for Digital Inclusion (ADI) is an industry body of core and associate members committed to the Digital Inclusion agenda. It recognises that individuals and communities who are not making use of information and communication technologies (ICT) are likely to become increasingly marginalised. ICT can be used pro-actively to promote social inclusion and community regeneration.

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JISC Cetis: Center for Educational Technology & Interoperability Standards http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/ELearning

Accessible E-Learning

Skills for Access http://www.skillsforaccess.org.uk/index.php
The comprehensive guide to creating accessible multimedia for E-Learning.

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W3C: Web Accessibility Initiative http://www.w3.org/WAI/
Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities

Implementation by Knowledge Communities

Aging By Design III http://www.bentley.edu/events/agingbydesign2006/documents/moulton.doc

BBC Webwise http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/
This website contains an online training course for using "the net" as well as access to BBC's accessiblility articles. It is led by "Bruce", the purple spider.

E-Learning for E-inclusion

http://www.el4ei.net/eng/index.html

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United Hebrew Geriatric Center Gerontechnology Program
http://www.unitedhebrewgeriatric.org/volunteer_gerontech.asp

Seniors Using Knowledge Media

The Ageless Project - Born in the 1910s metasite
http://jenett.org/ageless/1910s/

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wikiGranny SondraC
http://seniorswereyoungonce.blogspot.com/
Article on SondraC http://aginggrandparents.suite101.com/article.cfm/sondra_c__wiki_granny_makes_a_mark

References and Resources

Accessibility

Challenges to Learning
http://www.skillsforaccess.org.uk/challenges.php

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E-Learning for E-Inclusion Manifesto
http://www.el4ei.net/charter/draft.pdf

Digital Divide

Teens Teaching Seniors: The Digital Divide on a Local Level
http://www.digitaldivide.net/articles/view.php?ArticleID=321

The Grey Digital Divide: Perception, Exclusion, & Barriers of Access to the Internet for Older People
http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_7/millward/index.html

E-Learning / E-Inclusion

Beep Social Inclusion
http://beepsocial.com/ShowAnalysisReport.asp?IDFocusAnalysis2=12

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WebAim
http://www.webaim.org/

Internet Use Information/Statistics

A Typology of Information and Communication Technologies Users
Includes Web 2.0 Users
http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_ICT_Typology.pdf

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The Savvy Boomer
http://www.thesavvyboomer.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/14/pew1_2.png

Seniors, Third Age, Later Life

Appeal and Interest of Video Game Use Among the Elderly
http://www.jrmilner.com/portfolio/harvard/gameselderly.pdf

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Make Surfing Easier: Free Adaptive and Assistive Resources
http://www.ace.org.uk/silversufer/easier.htm

Instructional Resources

Basic PC Techniques for Dear Mom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxjJF10IP2g

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Senior Corps. Tech Center - Online Learning Center
Various resources and training for all levels of users
http://www.seniortechcenter.org/web/index.php#articles

Studies and Surveys

e-Learning for Seniors - eLSe, SOCRATES Programme, User Needs Analysis
http://www.el-se.org/en/download/eLSeDeliverable2UserNeedsAnalysis-1.pdf

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