ERIC Number: ED524800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Overcoming Computer Anxiety: A Three-Step Process for Adult Learners
Sivakumaran, Thillainatarajan; Lux, Allison C.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 1 p155-161 2011
Many adult learners returning to school later in life have discovered that technology is heavily embedded in the learning environment. Learning both course contents and technology in unison can be a daunting task for students who feel intimidated by technology. Computer anxiety is a term that describes resistance, fear or anxieties towards computers. Uncovering ways to not only help adult students dispel their computer anxiety, but also help students attain greater computer self-efficacy is a challenge for educators. This article proposes a three-step process for helping adult learners overcome that anxiety, purpose, positive environment, and provides support. Institutions of higher learning that employ this three-step process should be able to provide both a successful and meaningful experience for adult learners.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A