Digital Skills Training for Roosevelt Island Seniors
Creating a customized digital skills training program for residents of the Roosevelt Island senior center
Digital inequality and digital exclusion have become a major concern in today’s information age, and the elderly population is especially vulnerable. More than a third of Americans over the age of 65 do not use the Internet even though essential services, support and civic engagement is increasingly moving online. This project establishes a digital skills training partnership between Cornell Tech and the senior center on Roosevelt Island as an opportunity to create a community-engaged solution. The team works with center staff and members to develop, test and refine a curriculum that is customized for the specific needs of the members.
Grant category: Other
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Education
Jane Swanson, Community and Government Relations
- Vibhore Vardhan, information science
- Community partner: Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center
In the News
MARCH 13, 2018
Cornell Tech PhD Student Teaches Roosevelt Island Seniors Web Literacy Skills During 8 Week Course
– Roosevelt Islander Online
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.