Do Not Call Me Digital Illiterate ! : Analyzing Elderly People’s Successful Internet Experience Through Strengths Perspectives
The purpose of this paper was to analyze the strengths of learning Internet process of seniors who have successful internet experience. For this objective， in-depth interviews and blog website document analyses were employed. The results showed that the seniors encountered the same difficulties mentioned in the literature when learning how to surf theinternet， but they still continued to use their abilities and strengths to deal with the obstacles. After they overcame the problem encountered， they enjoyed the convenience of using the internet. The conclusions were as follows: 1. they made good use of the community resources to learn the basic computer skills; 2. they continued surfing by family support; 3. they obtained the driving force of surfing by family togetherness;4.although living in the adverse circumstances， they could use internet to cure themselves;5. They could work in value-added by internet marketing. Finally， some suggestions were mentioned: 1.we should continue to cultivate the online activities of the community of the elderly， shorten the age of the digital divide; 2. We should promote intergenerational digital culture feedback activities to enhance family support; 3. if the population of the elderly people who surf the internet increases in the future， the internet will possibly bring for the elders the risk， which may be worth following in the future research.
|關鍵詞||老年人、老人上網、成功上網經驗、優勢觀點、The elderly、elderly people surfing the Internet、successful Internet experience、strengths perspectives|