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ERIC Number: EJ1132614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
"The Future Is Ours Too": A Training Process to Enable the Learning Perception and Increase Self-Efficacy in the Use of Tablets in the Elderly
Gatti, Fabiana M.; Brivio, Eleonora; Galimberti, Carlo
Educational Gerontology, v43 n4 p209-224 2017
The generational digital divide can be understood as a response to the physical and psychosocial decline of older people. Recently, there has been interest in reducing the generational digital divide because of societal costs, and several studies state that tablets seem to help the elderly due to usability and functions that easily fulfill the elderly's needs to be connected, independent, and autonomous: It could increase the elderly's well-being. This article presents a training program that increases self-efficiency and enables the learning perception and use of tablets. A qualitative-dominant co-occurrent mixed-methods design was used to assess the perception that the participants (50 participants over 65 years of age) had of their own learning process and success in the course, as well as their digital self-efficacy. The results appear to partially reflect previous research; moreover, perceived changes in self-efficacy and learning can be tied to three core themes--empowerment, integration, and autonomy.
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Language: English
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