Connected Seniors

Publications

Schreurs, K., Quan‐Haase, A., & Martin, K. (2017). Problematizing the digital literacy paradox in the context of older adults’ ICT use: Aging, media discourse, and self-determination. Canadian Journal of Communication, 42(2).

Quan-Haase, A., Martin, K., & Schreurs, K. (2016). Interviews with digital seniors: ICT use in the context of everyday life. Information, Communication & Society, 4(5), 691-707. doi:http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1140217

Quan-Haase, A., Martin, K. and Schreurs, K. (2014) Not all on the same page: e-book adoption and technology exploration by seniors. Information Research. 19(2), paper 622.

Presentations

Martin, K., Quan-Haase, A., and Schreurs, K. (2014) “EDITS: Preliminary findings from the Effects of Digital Technology on Seniors Project.” Code4Lib North. London, ON. May 2.

Collaborators

AnabelAnabel Quan-Haase (PI): Associate Professor of Information and Media Studies and Sociology at Western University. She engages in inter-disciplinarity, knowledge transfer, and public outreach. Her focus is on social change, social media, and social networks. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Social Media Research Methods with Luke Sloan (Sage, 2017) and the co-author of Digital Society with Lorne Tepperman (Oxford University Press, 2017) as well as the author of Technology and Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in top journals of the field including New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated CommunicationInformation, Communication & Society, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), The Information Society, Journal of Documentation, Information ResearchBig Data + Society, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Kathleen_picKathleen Schreurs (RA):  I am PhD student in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. I Graduated from York University with an honours BA in Professional Writing and The University of Toronto with a Master’s of Information Studies. My current research interests include the e-reading experience and digital authorship, specially how the process of literary text creation has shifted in response to ebooks, e-reading, and digital media.

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Kimberley Martin (RA): Kim is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph and graduate from the  Library and Information Science PhD Program at Western University.  Her research interests include the use of Ebooks by Humanist Scholars, the role of serendipity in the research process, and the information habits of Digital Humanists. Her academic background is in the areas of English Literature and History, and she is working to keep an interdisciplinary approach throughout her doctoral work by participating in the growing world of the DigitalHumanities.