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Exploring Digital Competence in Older Arabic-­Speaking Immigrants: A Community­-Based Participatory Research Project

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  • SSHRC IDG awarded 2020: This project explores the types and purposes of information and communication technologies (ICT) used by older Arab immigrants in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It describes older Arab immigrants’ self­perceived ICT competence, including knowledge, skills and attitudes, and identifies motivations and barriers associated with ICT use and competence. The study engages in a community-based participatory research approach and includes interviews with 10-15 community-dwelling inviduals from the Al-Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, who are 55 years old or older, self-identify as first-generation Arab immigrants, and who report using ICTs in their daily lives. The project also includes 12 conversation cafes (6 each for men and women) with a focus group of 5-10 participants each to allow for engagement and informal sharing of experiences of technology use in a group setting with peers. Additional data will also be obtained from two older Arab immigrants as part of the community advisory committee.

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    ©️Salma, Jordana. All rights reserved other than by permission. This document embargoed to those without UAlberta CCID until 2023.