ERIC Number: EJ556491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Effects of Age and Training Formats on Basic Computer Skill Acquisition in Older Adults.
Echt, Katharina V.; Morrell, Roger W.; Park, Denise C.
Educational Gerontology, v24 n1 p3-25 Jan-Feb 1998
Computer procedures were taught with either interactive multimedia CD-ROMs or manuals to 46 adults aged 60-74 and 46 aged 75-89. The younger group made fewer errors, required less help, and took less time. Both groups forgot some facts and procedures over time. Format did not affect performance. Spatial and verbal memory, text comprehension, and perceptual speed influenced performance. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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