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Get Online Week 2012 in Denmark

The Danish Get Online Week was focused on getting more senior citizens online, as elderly people is far the largest group of non-digital citizens in Denmark. It was coordinated by the Learn more about ICT network. The campaign was composed by a wide range of activities, mainly courses for first clickers. The courses took place at 203 telecentres all over the country, most of these run by the The Association of Danish Senior Citizens (Aeldremobiliseringen).

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The Danish Get Online Week was focused on getting more senior citizens online, as elderly people is far the largest group of non-digital citizens in Denmark. It was coordinated by the Learn more about ICT network.

The campaign was composed by a wide range of activities, mainly courses for first clickers. The courses took place at 203 telecentres all over the country, most of these run by the The Association of Danish Senior Citizens (Aeldremobiliseringen). The telecentres reported to have reached approximately 3.300 people with their activities.

Some voices of participants:

  • Sven Erik Nielsen, 67 years old – Holbæk Library 
    Where did you learn about the campaign?

    In the local newspaper.
    Did you learn something at the course?

    Yes, I got a taste of what computers can do. Now I am looking forward to really learning how to work with them.
    What did you learn?

    I learned to use the mouse and go online.
    Would you like to attend more courses?

    Yes, certainly! When does the library have more courses?
  • Gunvor Rasmussen, 82 years old, and her husband Børge Rasmussen, 89 years old – Køge Library
    What do you want to learn?

    Børge: Well, we want to learn how to use the internet, because this is the way that we are going to be in contact with public authorities in the future.
    Børge, who is a pensioned machine operator aged 89, does not think he is too old to start learning about new technology. But he admits his wife Gunvor will probably learn faster because she has worked at an office for many years.

» download the complete report of Get Online Week 2012 in Denmark