When we talk about the challenges we face with Adult Learners, there are several area’s that we can focus on. I’ve summed these up as Digital blefs. This post will look at the issue, Digital Social & Culture.
The age and exposure to technology of a learner can have an impact on adult learner’s knowledge and how to use technology as part of their learning. This is not discrimination; this comes down to the exposure to technology an adult learner as had over many years.
Social and cultural exposure to technology is another factor to using technology. If your background is of a low social economic environment, there is greater chance that you are less likely to understand how to use technology. This can also be family related. Without discriminating, if parents have a low digital literacy, this is a high chance the children will also have a low digital literacy. This can also be known as a Digital Divide.