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ERIC Number: EJ802335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Reviewing and Critiquing Computer Learning and Usage among Older Adults
Kim, Young Sek
Educational Gerontology, v34 n8 p709-735 Aug 2008
By searching the keywords of "older adult" and "computer" in ERIC, Academic Search Premier, and PsycINFO, this study reviewed 70 studies published after 1990 that address older adults' computer learning and usage. This study revealed 5 prominent themes among reviewed literature: (a) motivations and barriers of older adults' usage of computers, (b) age-related differences in computer learning and usage, (c) instructional tips and design, (d) changes in attitudes and benefits, and (e) Internet usage. The limitations of the studies are reviewed and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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