ERIC Number: EJ692171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Cognitive Learning Applied to Older Adult Learners and Technology
Chaffin, Amy J.; Harlow, Steven D.
Educational Gerontology, v31 n4 p301-329 Apr 2005
This article addresses the needs of older adults learning computer skills and the place of technology, especially the computer, in enhancing their lives. A model is discussed that illuminates the process used by older adults to learn computer skills. The model may be used to analyze and provide specific aid for common difficulties of the aged. Suggestions and recommendations are proposed that facilitate the older adult learner's use of computers. One of the underlying assumptions for the model is that the fundamental interests of the learner can be discerned and, with careful preparation by the teacher, motivation will follow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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