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Teaching and learning online : older adults in a community setting

Smith, Peter, Barty, Karin and Stacey, Elizabeth 2007, Teaching and learning online : older adults in a community setting, in iTET 2007 : Proceedings of the Joint Working Conference : Information technologies for education and training, ETIC Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 162-169.

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Title Teaching and learning online : older adults in a community setting
Author(s) Smith, Peter
Barty, Karin
Stacey, Elizabeth
Conference name Information Technologies for Education and Training Conference (2007 : Prague, Czech Republic)
Conference location Prague, Czech Republic
Conference dates 26 - 28 September 2007
Title of proceedings iTET 2007 : Proceedings of the Joint Working Conference : Information technologies for education and training
Editor(s) Abbott, Chris
Lustigova, Zdena
Publication date 2007
Conference series Information Technologies for Education and Training Conference
Start page 162
End page 169
Publisher ETIC Prague
Place of publication Prague, Czech Republic
Keyword(s) older learners
community learning
online
collaborative learning
Summary This research was designed to assess whether the older adult learning in IT environments and online represents a different pedagogy from that of younger learners, as has been suggested by some authors in the literature. The study was conducted in a community learning and employment centre in an Australian rural town, and involved interviews with six teachers of older adults, and nine older learners. The results did not support the need for a particular pedagogy for older learners, instead supporting an approach to teaching that was based around teachers identifying learner characteristics and needs and responding to them as individuals. This finding has been interpreted in the context of already published iterative and interactive teaching models, and has considerable implications for the effective teaching and learning of older adults. Those implications are discussed in the paper.
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ISBN 9788025403914
8025403912
Language eng
Field of Research 130101 Continuing and Community Education
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2007, ETIC Prague
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007988

Document type: Conference Paper
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