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ERIC Number: EJ1180489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Enhancing E-Learning in Old Age
de Palo, Valeria; Limone, Pierpaolo; Monacis, Lucia; Ceglie, Flavio; Sinatra, Maria
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v58 n1 p88-109 Apr 2018
This study assesses the efficacy of e-learning content that has been adapted to cognitive styles in a sample of older adults. Since the personalisation of learning content has been generally associated with learning processes, it was hypothesised that intrinsic motivation, metacognition and self-regulated learning and learning strategies would interact in affecting learning outcomes. A sample of 106 older adults attending the University of the Third Age was divided into two groups on the basis of the learning approach (face-to-face vs. online). Participants were asked to fill out questionnaires that assessed cognitive styles, learning processes and learning outcomes. A factorial ANOVA and path analysis were used. Findings confirmed the efficacy of adapting e-learning content to older adults' cognitive styles, as well as the role played by intrinsic motivation, metacognition and self-regulated learning, and learning strategies in determining learning outcomes. Consequently, this research supports the benefits of e-learning environments in facilitating learning processes and in encouraging older adults to engage in learning activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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