of the International Expert-Conference on Human Rights of older Persons
12. & 13. November 2018, Ringturm, Vienna
Day 2: A lifelong learning process – Digitalization & Education
Human Rights, lifelong learning, digitalisation and education
Speaker: Ken Bluestone
- What the right to education and lifelong learning means in later life
- Putting digitalisation and lifelong learning into context globally
- Some normative lessons
Speaking notes Ken Bluestone
Technology, human interactions and dementia Feel the difference?
The Benefits of Learning in Later Life
Speaker: Franz Kolland
- Demographic changes
- The rationale for lifelong learning
- For a new learning culture in old age
- Benefits of lifelong learning
Lifelong education and digital training for the elderly in France
Speaker: Alexis Rinckenbach
- 2050: 22% of the population will be more than 60 years old (WHO)
- Increase of the life expectancy -> more seniors than ever!
- However, persistent ageism in France: seniors are seen as unable to adapt, as too expensive in the workplace...
Digitalization & Education: Right of Access to Information and Lifelong Education of Older Persons in Korea
Speaker: Hong Jae Im
CURRENT STATUS OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION FOR OLDER PERSONS
- The ownership rate of desktop (laptop) computers among older persons aged 50 years or older in Korea was 56.4%, 26.2%p lower than 82.6% for younger people.
Older Persons and very advanced technologies
Speaker: Dirk Jarré
- Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.
- Human dignity means that an individual feels self - respect and self - worth. It is concerned with physical and psychological integrity and empowerment.
Artificial Intolerance and Digital Dignity: Older Persons, Human Rights and New Technologies for Education
Speaker: Craig Mokhiber
A growing population of older persons across the globe is experiencing both new opportunities, and new risks to their human rights. New technologies are impacting both sides of this equation. Digital education, communications technologies, and artificial intelligence can help secure empowerment, dignity and autonomy for millions. But if new technological developments are to advance, rather than undercut the human rights of older persons, appropriate legal, regulatory and policy frameworks will need to be put into place - and quickly. Here’s why.