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Personal Computer Operation as Weak Point of Elderly People, Based on Novice Expert ratio Method
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, Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, Japan ; , Tokyo University of Science, Japan ; , Otsuma Women’s University, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to prove the reason “the elderly people are hard to operate a personal computer (PC)”. In order to accomplish the purpose, we made a test using Novice Expert ratio Method (NEM) to calculate the operational hold time of PC for the older and young persons. As a result of the test, it was found that the main factors that the older persons seemed to be hard to operate the PC were the difficulty to take in/out information for selection due to a shortage of mental model for on-system feedback visibility and the mis-operation caused by a lowering of their recognition ability and knowledge amount.

Citation

Hirose, H., Yamamoto, Y. & Ichikawa, H. (2010). Personal Computer Operation as Weak Point of Elderly People, Based on Novice Expert ratio Method. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 883-888). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2019 from .