Seminar: Grandmother’s barriers to Internet use

Seminar: Grandmother’s barriers to Internet use

CNSC is pleased to host and organize a seminar offered by professor Roxana Barrantes of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and researcher of the Institute of Peruvian Studies.

Title: “We are like children, we need to be guided in this world”: Barriers to Internet use faced by grannies

Abstract: Despite decreases in the digital divide, older adults remain as a population that experience difficulties in overcoming the barriers that emerge in the use of the Internet. In this study we focus on grandmothers over 65 years old who access the Internet from at least one device in six different countries: Peru, Colombia, Romania, Israel, Italy and Spain. The goal is to identify the cross-cultural barriers faced by older adults that are already Internet users. Using qualitative data through focus groups, we discuss the psychological, physical, socioeconomic and attitudinal barriers that persist among these groups and how these shape grandmothers’ use of the Internet.

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Place: IN3-UOC, Floor 2, Room 228
Address: Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (B3), Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 5, 08860 Castelldefels
Language: Spanish

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please contact Daniel Blanche as space is limited: dblanchet(at)

Short bio: Economist, PhD (1992) and MS (1989) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. (1984) Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Professor, Department of Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, PUCP); Researcher at the Institute of Peruvian Studies (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, IEP).



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