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ERIC Number: EJ797642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Millar's Story: The Dynamic Experience of an Older Adult Computer Learner
Russell, Helen
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v45 n1 p106-118 Apr 2005
The participation of older adults in computer learning environments is a recent phenomenon. Older adults of the twenty-first century have not grown up with information and communication technologies and are not likely to have used computers in their working lives. They may even feel alien in the world of technology. The purpose of this paper is to present a narrative description, and tentative analysis, of one person's learning journey in this world. The interpretative analysis is guided by the principles of qualitative research, using case studies, and focusing on the individual experience of the learner. This article represents current findings in the early stage of a PhD thesis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia