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Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology

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The study of older adults and internet use has emerged as a specific area of interest which covers a wide range of topics ranging from behaviors of senior adults in information search to attitude toward the internet, to the use of the internet for personal and health issues, and to cognitive constrains of seniors in Internet use.<br><b>Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology: Internet Use and Information Access Needs</b> takes a structured approach to the research in aging and digital technology in which older adults’ use of internet and other forms of digital technologies is studied through the lenses of cognitive functioning, motivation, and affordances of new technology. This book identifies the role and function of internet and other forms of digital technology in older adult learning. It also bridges the theories with practices in older adults’ internet/digital technology use by focusing on effective design and development of internet and other digital technologies for older adults’ learning.  This title is targeted towards educators globally with an emphasis on diverse aspects in older adult and internet learning that include learner characteristics, cognition, design principles and applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THIS BOOK
    2. THE ORGANIZATION OF THIS BOOK
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Technology and Aging: Cognitive Perspectives
    1. Chapter 1: Implicit Memory and Aging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISSOCIATION OF AGE AND TYPE OF MEMORY MEASURE
      4. ADAPTING TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE SKILL ACQUISITION IN OLDER ADULTS
      5. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: On Attentional Control and the Aging Driver
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. APPROACH
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CAVEATS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: The Use of Gesturing to Facilitate Older Adults' Learning from Computer-Based Dynamic Visualizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Technology as a Bridge between Health Care Systems and Older Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNOLOGY AS A BRIDGE FOR PATIENT/PROVIDER COLLABORATION: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES
      5. SUMMING UP: CAN WE BUILD BETTER TECHNOLOGY-BASED BRIDGES FOR PATIENT/PROVIDER COLLABORATION?
  8. Section 2: Design and Develop Effective Technology for Older Adults
    1. Chapter 5: Instructional Design in Digital Environments and Availability of Mental Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEMPORARY UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE
      4. COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING AS INFLUENCED BY AGING
      5. COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN ELDERLY PEOPLE’S AVAILABLE MENTAL RESOURCES AND DIGITAL MEANS
      6. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND DELIVERY GUIDELINES FOR THE AGED SUBPOPULATION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Design for Aging
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR EVERYDAY TECHNOLOGIES
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Internet Use among Older Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN LATER ADULTHOOD
      4. CONSTRAINTS OF INTERNET USE AMONG OLDER ADULTS
      5. OPPORTUNITIES OF INTERNET USE AMONG OLDER ADULTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 8: Effective Online Learning for Older People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HUMAN COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE AND LEARNING
      4. ONLINE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR OLDER PEOPLE
      5. HEURISTICS AS A DESIGN STRATEGY FOR E-LEARNING FOR OLDER PEOPLE
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Practical Application of Technology for Older Adults
    1. Chapter 9: Actual use of Computers and the Internet by Older Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COGNITIVE RESERVE AND “USE IT OR LOSE IT”: RATIONALE AND HYPOTHESES
      4. DESIGN OF THE INTERVENTION STUDY
      5. EFFECTS OF COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE ON EVERYDAY FUNCTIONING IN LATER LIFE
      6. AUTONOMY, WELLBEING, AND SOCIAL NETWORK
      7. THE USE OF EVERYDAY TECHNOLOGY
      8. SUBJECTIVE PHYSICAL FUNCTIONING
      9. GENERAL DISCUSSION
      10. FUTURE TRENDS
      11. RECENT TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS: OPPORTUNITIES
      12. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Training Older Adults to Improve their Episodic Memory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THREE DIFFERENT INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE EPISODIC MEMORY FOR NUMERIC INFORMATION
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: The Internet and Older Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHAT USERS SAY FROM A PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX 1
      8. APPENDIX 2
    4. Chapter 12: E-Health for Older Adults
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HEALTHCARE FOR OLDER ADULTS
      4. E-HEALTH INTERVENTIONS FOR OLDER PEOPLE: THE EVIDENCE BASE
      5. E-HEALTH SYSTEMS: A WORKED CASE STUDY
      6. CHALLENGES IN CONVERTING FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Remote Care Delivery Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
      4. SPECIALIZED RCDT GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS IN GERIATRIC PATIENTS
    6. Chapter 14: Using Technology to Reach Caregivers of Veterans with Dementia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SCORE PROJECT OVERVIEW
      4. PRELIMINARY QUALITATIVE DATA
      5. UNIQUE ADAPTATIONS OF SCORE
      6. LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index