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ERIC Number: EJ764128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Educational Technology Research with Older Adults: Adjustments in Protocol, Materials, and Procedures
Boechler, Patricia M.; Foth, Dennis; Watchorn, Rebecca
Educational Gerontology, v33 n3 p221-235 Mar 2007
To determine the optimal uses of educational hypermedia for older adult learners, it is prudent to conduct research focusing on this particular participant group. However, the value of research findings, especially in cross-sectional studies, may depend on attentiveness towards the specific needs of older adults. Ignoring these needs may lead to an underestimation of the capacity of older adults to use hypermedia applications for learning and communication. This paper describes the necessary changes in sampling, procedures, and protocols adopted to accommodate a sample of older adults in the testing of educational technology. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada