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DISCUSSIONS QUESTION 2;
 
Robert and Maria’s grandchildren recently saved up and treated their grandparents to a new laptop as an anniversary gift. The plan was for grandparents and grandchildren to stay in touch through email and visual live chats. Robert and Maria were thrilled, but the laptop is still sitting in its box in the spare bedroom. The family is coming for a visit next week, so Robert and Maria anxiously await their grandchildren to come and show them how to use the laptop.
For this week’s Discussion, you examine factors of digital media and its degree of acceptance or potential for anxiety by older adults.
To Prepare for this Discussion:

Take the perspective of an older adult and consider the following three factors that might affect the degree of acceptance and use of digital media:

Technology anxiety
Cognitive Age
Venturousness

By Day 4
Post at least two reasons why an older adult might/might not choose to use digital technologies. Refer to the three factors and include scholarly resources to support your reasoning. Use proper APA format and citation.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEK QUESTION, YOU MUST INCORPORATE TWO OR MORE ARTICLES INTO ANSWER
 
Baron, L. F., Neils, M., & Gomez, R. (2014). Crossing new borders: computers, mobile phones, transportation, and English language among Hispanic day laborers in Seattle, Washington. Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology, 65(1), 98–108. DOI: 10.1002/asi.22949
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Cook, J. E., & Attari, S. Z. (2012). Paying for what was free: Lessons from the New York Times paywall. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 15(12), 682–687. DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2012/0251
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Dixon, L. J., Correa, T., Straubhaar, J., Covarrubias, L., Graber, D., Spence, J., & Rojas, V. (2014). Gendered space: The digital divide between male and female users in Internet public access sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(4), 991–1009. DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12088
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Eastin, M. S., Cicchirillo, V., & Mabry, A. (2015). Extending the digital divide conversation: Examining the knowledge gap through media expectancies. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 59(3), 416–437. DOI: 10.1080/08838151.2015.1054994
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Peral-Peral, B., Arenas-Gaitán, J., & Villarejo-Ramos, Á. (2015). From digital divide to psycho-digital divide: Elders and online social networks. Comunicar, 23(45), 57–64.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
Newitz, A. (2015). Email is the new generation gap. Gizmodo. Retrieved from http://gizmodo.com/email-is-the-new-generation-gap-1743697716
Reality Mine (2015). How mobile device use varies across generations. Reality Mine. Retrieved from http://www.realitymine.com/mobile-device-use/
Optional Resources
Ólafsson, K., Livingstone, S., & Haddon, L. (2014). Children’s use of online technologies in Europe: A review of the European evidence base (Revised edition). LSE, London: EU Kids Online. Retrieved from http://www.lse.ac.uk/[email protected]/research/EUKidsOnline/EU%20Kids%20III/Reports/D2.2RevisedEvidenceReview_sept2014.pdf
Skaletsky, M., Soremekun, O., & Galliers, R. D. (2014). The changing – and unchanging – face of the digital divide: An application of Kohonen self-organizing maps. Information Technology for Development, 20(3), 218–250.

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