Computer Instruction and Andragogy: Best Methods to Teach the Elderly E-mail as a Communication Tool

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Title: Computer Instruction and Andragogy: Best Methods to Teach the Elderly E-mail as a Communication Tool
Author: Cuciti, J. Michael
Abstract: Each year 351,000 people become senior citizens (U.S. Census Bureau, 2004). As families disperse geographically, there is a need for older adults to learn to use technology as a communication tool to remain connected to family. This study examines age-related barriers that hinder learning and identifies strategies and design considerations best suited to the elderly. Guidelines, grounded in andragogy (Knowles, in Bean, 2003) are provided to assist instructors who teach the elderly in face-to-face environments.
Description: xii, 73 p. This paper was completed as part of the final research component in the University of Oregon Applied Information Management Master's Degree Program [see htpp://aim.uoregon.edu].
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/7813
Date: 2005-12


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