Index of Technology Usage by Seniors (ITS) Citizens in Brazil
Roberto Borges, UFRGS, Brazil ; Simone Conceição, UWM, United States ; José Valdeni Lima, Eliseo Reategui, UFRGS, Brazil
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper presents a study that investigated how the older adult population in Brazil uses modern technologies for learning purposes. The study sample included 85 Brazilian residents ranging in age from 55 to 90 years old, called in this study as "Advanced Age Adults." Based on the results of this study, the Index of Technology Usage by Seniors (ITS) is proposed to measure the amount of technology that this age group is using and the potential use of these technologies for educational purposes. The paper concludes with practical implications for the future use of the ITS.
Borges, R., Conceição, S., Lima, J.V. & Reategui, E. (2012). Index of Technology Usage by Seniors (ITS) Citizens in Brazil. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 129-138). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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