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ERIC Number: EJ875079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Older Adults and E-Learning: Opportunities and Barriers
Githens, Rod P.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v8 n4 p329-338 2007
E-learning and distance education can play a role in helping older adults become integrated with the rest of society. As demographic and cultural changes affect the place of older adults in society, online learning programs become increasingly appealing to older adults. In this article, I discuss (1) the changing notion of work and learning in older adulthood, (2) the myths about older adults' use of technology, (3) the types of e-learning programs for older adults (i.e., programs for personal growth and social change, workforce development, and workplace learning), and (4) the barriers to older adults' full participation in e-learning. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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