About SenApp

The Project

The project SenApp - Seniors Learning with APPs - aims at developing a Training App for seniors in four European countries (France, Spain, Romania and Germany) to support them effectively and individually to become competent ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) users.

This project focuses on the need for eInclusion of senior citizens in Europe, the latter still being very much under-represented when it comes to competent and self-directed use of ICT.  The digital divide still concerns, to a major extent, the older population.

Using a mobile learning training Approach for easy to handle tablet-computers SenAPP will  support seniors optimally in the process of accessing and becoming involved in the information and knowledge society, by applying the well-proven formula of using ICT as a learning medium as well as a learning content (eLearning environment).

tablet grafik neu enSenApp will utilize the potentials of ICT for the older generation by developing a non-formal, flexible and accessible App-based ICT qualification course that matches the very specific needs of this heterogeneous target group.  Special focus will be given to multimedia-enriched didactic elements (demonstrations, audio-visual elements, interactive exercises), in order to cope with the diverse impairments, fears and disabilities of seniors.  The modular course concept makes it possible to choose and aggregate a variable number of learning units into one course in the training App environment, to respect prior knowledge, demands and preferences.

The effective and flexible App-Training Approach will be designed and developed in a way that makes it possible to localize the training system to every country and language interested in using it. The project expects to highly contribute towards the digital society and the Europe 2020 goals.



  • Developing a training APP(s) for Seniors
  • In four vountries and languages: Germany, France, Spain and Romania
  • Supproting a competent and self-directed use of ICT
  • Dedicated to Tablet-Computers
  • The training is offered in a mobile Learning Management System
  • Why learning ICT with Tablets

According the “Mobisen study” (Tenckhoff-Eckhardt and Hetzner (2013), ILI) the main advantages of tablet-PCs for Seniors are:

  • Simplicity: only few things to care about in order to start using a tablet-PC
  • Mobility: Easy portable and always ready to use due to low starting time
  • Easiness: With a relatively low level of eSkills users are able to perform high impact tasks such as taking a picture and sending it vie e-mail to relatives
  • Ap(p)titude: The app concept supports to accomplish tasks in a more user friendly way
  • The easy to understand and use touch screen approach is highly motivating



  • Mobile learning environment dedicated to Tablet PC as a training App
  • ICT-Concept
  • Application of concepts for a iOS and Android  systems
  • 25 Learning units  focusing on communication, information and participation
  • Conceived and tailored to the learning needs of older people
  • In four languages: German, French, Spanish and Romanian
  • Multimedia-enriched didactic elements
  • Authoring Guidelines
  • Implementation eBook


Target group

SenApp is dedicated to Seniors, who are still excluded from the digital world due to

  • emotional fears or unmotivated
  • mobility restricted
  • diverse impairments or disabilities