During the first year of the project – Mobile 50+-, Tiedetila has been carried out for eight kind of activities

Activities

1. Seminars and events
2. Computer courses
3. Clinics for problematic issues in using computer
4. Study of students’ motivations and goals
5. Project Evaluation: forms and analysis

6. Dissemination

7. Partner meetings

8. Ideas and learned from partners

1. Seminars and events

Mobile computers over 30 years, on Saturday, 25/08/2012 at 12 in Tiedetila, ScienceFarm

Tiedetila, ScienceFarm organized an event, mobile computers over 30 years. In fact, the first portable computer was the Osborne 1 (1981). Kaypro II was launched one year later. Dream, to meet with portable computers, was true.

Current mobile computer is a laptop, tablet or smartphone. It is lightweight and does not require a continuous power source, such as portable computers did 30 years ago.

Skype conference program. Skype-part of seminar at 14 Finnish time.

  • Speeches of mobile computers, history and present day.
  • Atte Kotiranta, Head of Studio / Rovio Tampere (Angry Birds) talked about his views of a mobile and mobile games.

In the seminar there were total 26 of participants, including 11 belonging to Mobile 50+ – target group, 7 expertise partners, four Finnish project partner staff and four the staff of Tiedetila. In addition, Skype Conference attended three from Germany, one from Turkey and two from Finland.


On Monday, 10.9.2012 at 18 briefing on Mobile + 50 – course content and learning partnership project “Mobile devices and web 2.0 – new perspective in ICT for digital inclusion in Europe”.

Participants 13.

On Thursday, 13.9.2012 meeting with the cultural magazine Aisapuu. Aisapuu magazine is a publication of Pihlajavesi Local History Society and it is published four times a year. During the event the project was presented, ‘Mobile devices and web 2.0 – new perspective in ICT for digital inclusion projects in Europe’.

Participants 9.

Grundtvig Learning Partnership Meeting for seniors in Tiedetila 13.12.2012 at 18:00.

Participants 6.

Grundtvig Learning Partnership and information in Tiedetila on Tuesday, 12/03/2013 at 18:00.

Learning Partnership meeting dealt with the spring program of study – the students had possibility to suggest course content. Were also heard of Södertälje Learning Partnership meeting discussions

Participants 8.

Tiedetila summer season opening on Saturday, 8th of June 2013 at 12:00. Recall the old computers and create dreams for the future. Welcome.

2. Computer courses

Computer courses for fall 2012

How to use a tablet PC (15-18 h, 11.9.-9.10.2012 at 17-19:30)

The course was suitable for beginners, especially for elderly people – no previous computer skills vere required. Students learned to use the tablet PC with a touch screen.

For the duration of the course students received a tablet computer.

Students 11.

How do I come into the internet community? (15-18 h, 11.9.-9.10.2012 kello 17-19:30)

The course was suitable for beginners, especially for elderly people – no previous computer skills were required. It would be good if you had a computer and internet connection at home. You could take your own tablet or laptop to the course.

Students 6.

Spring 2013 Computer courses

The use of Tablet PC (15-18 h) Wednesdays, March 20 to April 24, 2013, at 10-12:30

The course was suitable for beginners, especially for elderly people – no previous computer skills were required. Students learned to use the tablet PC with a touch screen.

Students 8.

Digital Camera Photography (15-18 h) Wednesdays, March 20 to April 24, 2013, at 17-19:30

The course was suitable for beginners, especially for elderly people – no previous skills in photography, camera, or computer were required. You could take a camera and a laptop computer to the course. During the week of March 25 to March 31, 2013 students wouldl take photos of their home surraundings. The aim was to take photographs at home and surroundings during one spring day and put images together and make, say, an e-book. For the duration of the course students received a camera.
Students 5.

Blog Exchange and Skype at Tiedetila Wednesdays, 20 March to 24 April 2013, at 14-15

The aim was to learn how to write blogs and get thousands of readers.

Students 2.

3. Clinics for problematic issues in using computer

The purpose of the clinic was to solve computer problems of learners. The clinic meetings has been held at the request of learners.

The clinic has realized 4 times. Once at student’s home and three times at Tiedetila.

The main problems were: installation of applications, and installing the software. Using the Internet has also been a subject of study. The region does not have a fixed internet and 3G signal is relatively weak.

Participants 10.

4. Study of students’ motivations and goals

Mobile 50+ – -Grundtvig Learning Partnership Project

The student’s own assessment of the opportunities and motivation.

Questions, trying to find out what kind of expectations you do have and what kind of computer device would be good for you. All information will be treated confidentially.

This is the starting point of questinaire. There are English, Finish and German versions of it. We hope that all partners would take part in research. It takes half an hour to translate the questionaire to your language.

Subjects in Finland

Finnish sample consists of 4 groups, in this stage of the investigation. Two groups studied information processing at Tiedetila and two other groups studied English at Sastamala Community College. All students were senior aged.

Group 1, Students had not earlier experience with computers (Tiedetila).

Mean of the birth was year 1944, average age was 69 years, 5 women and 2 men

Group 2, Students had the basic skills to use a computer (Tiedetila).

Mean of the birth was year 1944, average age was 68 years, 5 women and 2 men.

Group 3, Students had the basic skills to use a computer (SCC).

Mean of the birth was year 1945, average age was 67 years, 2 women and 6 men (10).

Group 4, Students had the basic skills to use a computer (SCC).

Mean of the birth was year 1945, average age was 67 years, 5 women and 2 men (12).

Total number of students 36.

5. Project Evaluation: forms and analysis

Tiedetila has developed questionaires for:

  • Evaluation of transnational meeting – new vesion in the internet.

  • Course / study group self-assessment form

6. Dissemination

Article of Keskisuomalainen newspaper on 27.7.2012

Suur-Keuruun Sanomat newspaper wrote in advance an article of the seminar ‘Portable Birthday 24.8.2012’.

Blog: Seniorit tietokoneen käyttäjinä 6.1.2013 20:31 Kari Kotiranta

http://karkot.puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/129145-seniorit-tietokoneen-kayttajina

Aisapuu 1/2013

Aisapuu 2/2013

7. Partner meetings

Kick off meeting in Berlin

Mobile devices and web 2.0- new perspectives in ICT for digital inclusion in Europe (Grundtvig Learning partnership 2012-2014)

1. Meeting, 15-16-17. November 2012

Senioren-Lernen-Online (coordinator), OASE Berlin e.V. (host)

Tiedetila 2 participants.

Mobile devices and web 2.0 – new perspectives in ICT for digital inclusion in Europe (Grundtvig Learning partnership 2012-2014)

2. Meeting in Södertälje, Sweden, 5-10. March 2013

Senioren-Lernen-Online (coordinator), Internationella Föreningen in Södertälje (host)

Tiedetila 2 participants.

Mobile devices and web 2.0 – new perspectives in ICT for digital inclusion in Europe (Grundtvig Learning partnership 2012-2014)

3rd Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania, 29 May – 02 June 2013

Senioren-Lernen-Online (coordinator), Vilnius Gabriele Petkevicaite – Bite Adult Education Center (host)

Tiedetila 3 participants.

Before every partner meeting 1-2 Skype-meetings for prepairing the agenda.

For communication between partners there has been used Dropbox, Google drive, Facebook-group, e-mails and blogs.

8. Ideas and learned from partners

  • clinics from SCC
  • story telling from Södertälje
  • e-book in Berlin
  • q-code from SLO
  • Android tablet and iPad are not compatible

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