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dc.contributor.advisor Leong, Peter en_US Mallchok, Malia en_US 2009-04-29T03:00:00Z 2009-04-29T03:00:00Z 2009-04-29T03:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mahhchok, M. (2009, April 16). Onramp to the Internet for seniors: Beyond email. PowerPoint presented at the 14th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference. en_US
dc.description This project was the culminating work to fulfill requirements for the Master's of Education in Educational Technology. This paper was presented in the student division of the online TCC conference on April 16, 2009. en_US
dc.description.abstract The number of older Americans is rapidly increasing and these individuals have unprecedented opportunities to improve their quality of life. However, one valuable option, the Internet, is passing many seniors by. The Internet can provide older adults with many valuable services, but in particular it can provide increased social interaction, which can relieve some of the isolation that many seniors feel. Unfortunately, many older adults have had limited exposure to the Internet and have been unable to take advantage of the opportunities it can offer. This purpose of this instructional design project was to develop and evaluate a senior-friendly introduction to online communication. The Web-based instructional design module focused on audio calls and text messaging, providing senior learners with background information and how-to instruction. The project was also designed to test and evaluate best practices for providing older adults with effective instruction by incorporating design elements and technologies to allow full accessibility for those suffering from age-related physical and cognitive decline. Project testing showed that the design elements and technologies used to specifically address the needs of older learners were successful in helping older adults to learn and to embrace the new technologies presented. en_US
dc.format.extent 11 pages en_US
dc.publisher Department of Educational Technology, Univeristy of Hawaii en_US
dc.rights Copyright is held by the author en_US
dc.subject Instant Messaging en_US
dc.subject Older Adult Learners en_US
dc.subject Instructional Module en_US
dc.subject Online Communication en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aged -- Communication en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Digital communications en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oral communication -- Digital techniques en_US
dc.title Onramp to the Internet for Seniors: Beyond Email en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.contributor.instructor Kucera, Geoffrey en_US
dc.description.institution Univeristy of Hawaii en_US Masters of Educational Technology en_US 2009-05 en_US

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    The work in this collection has been completed by the graduating ETEC 690 classes for Spring Semester 2009.

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