Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105698
Title:
Adapting to Seniors: Computer Training for Older Adults
Author:
Bean, Carol; Laven, Michael
Editors:
Colvin, Gloria
Citation:
Adapting to Seniors: Computer Training for Older Adults 2003-10, 46(2) Florida Libraries
Publisher:
Florida Library Association
Journal:
Florida Libraries
Issue Date:
Oct-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105698
Submitted date:
2003-10-06
Abstract:
Teaching older adults to use computers requires taking into account the effects of the aging process. Techniques which work for a younger generation will not necessarily be successful with older novices, but modifications which improve the outcome for older students also work well with younger learners. This article explains how computer trainers at the Palm Beach County Library System's North County Regional Library created a mousing class and modified existing classes to create a series of four classes designed specifically for older adults who have never used a computer before. The article also summarizes the difficulties older adults face in learning to use computers, and ways to improve the learning outcome.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
null; Human Computer Interaction; Libraries; Learning Science; Information Science; null; Library Science
Local subject classification:
mousing around; tutorial; Palm Beach County Library System

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBean, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaven, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.editorColvin, Gloriaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2003-10-06T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:32:01Z-
dc.date.issued2003-10en_US
dc.date.submitted2003-10-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationAdapting to Seniors: Computer Training for Older Adults 2003-10, 46(2) Florida Librariesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105698-
dc.description.abstractTeaching older adults to use computers requires taking into account the effects of the aging process. Techniques which work for a younger generation will not necessarily be successful with older novices, but modifications which improve the outcome for older students also work well with younger learners. This article explains how computer trainers at the Palm Beach County Library System's North County Regional Library created a mousing class and modified existing classes to create a series of four classes designed specifically for older adults who have never used a computer before. The article also summarizes the difficulties older adults face in learning to use computers, and ways to improve the learning outcome.en_US
dc.format.mimetypedocen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFlorida Library Associationen_US
dc.subjectnullen_US
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectLearning Scienceen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subjectnullen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Scienceen_US
dc.subject.othermousing arounden_US
dc.subject.othertutorialen_US
dc.subject.otherPalm Beach County Library Systemen_US
dc.titleAdapting to Seniors: Computer Training for Older Adultsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalFlorida Librariesen_US
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