College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Many older adults are motivated to learn about computers and other new technology; however, they do face obstacles that can prevent or discourage them from pursuing this endeavor. They are just as capable of learning about computers as younger people; they just need encouragement, resources, and programs that are designed and facilitated to meet their needs. The reason these programs are needed and should be available is because they can be very beneficial to their mental health and their community involvement. This resource guide provides information on: (a) benefits of technology, (b) addressing obstacles, (c) motivating factors, (d) tips for setting up computer laboratories, (e) sample lesson plans with PowerPoint slides and handouts included.
Date of Award
© Joan Fields
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Fields, Joan, "A Resource Guide for Designing and Facilitating Computer Classes for Older Adults" (2008). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 660.