ERIC Number: ED289073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
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The Development of Computer Confidence in Seniors.
Temple, Lori L.; Gavillet, Margaret
A computer confidence course designed to teach the fundamentals of computer literacy was offered to 19 members of the Las Vegas (Nevada) Senior Center (mean age = 63.9 years). Computer anxiety and computer literacy measures were taken before and after the 12-hour course. The course curriculum included sections on computer knowledge, computer applications, and computer programming. An expected decrease in anxiety did not occur, although there was a significant increase in literacy. The results indicate that older computer users have both a willingness to explore the functions of computers and an ability to use the computers to enhance daily functioning. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (Washington, DC, October 19-24, 1987).