Designing Programs for Computer-Anxious Adults: The Trainer's Dilemma
Annual TESOL Convention,
Suggests these teaching strategies for reducing computer anxiety of adult learners and enhancing the opportunity for learning: use humor whenever possible; demystify the computer; determine students' fears; begin with the basics; avoid computer jargon; measure instructional pace; avoid stimulus overload and instructions that sound like warnings; encourage practice, learning partnerships and group work; reserve time for open discussion; and reassure trainees. (AEF)
Hemby, K.V. (1999). Designing Programs for Computer-Anxious Adults: The Trainer's Dilemma. In Proceedings of Annual TESOL Convention 1999 (pp. 32-34).