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  1. Environmental support hypothesis in designing multimedia training for older adults: Is less always more?

    Mariya Pachman & Fengfeng Ke

    Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 100–110

    This study explores younger and older adults learning of MS Publisher functionalities from a multimedia tutorial. Twenty younger and twenty three older adults assigned to a redundant (experimental)... More

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  2. Social and Psychological Impacts of Playing MMORPGs on Older Adults

    Fan Zhang & David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 451–458

    This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted to analyze the relationships of older adults’ social interactions in MMORPGs and three social-psychological factors (i.e., loneliness,... More

    pp. 451-458

  3. Investigating the link among flow, social interaction and ICT skills with WOW

    Emmanuel Israel, University of Ottowa, Canada; Emmanuel Duplàa, University of Ottawa, Canada; David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada; Louise Sauvé, Téléuniversité, Canada; Lise Renaud, UQAM, Canada

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 415–425

    Although research shows the link between flow and social interaction, this study explore the role of ICT skills in order to experience flow and social interaction. We used constructivism theory as ... More

    pp. 415-425

  4. MOOC and OER: distributed systems for innovation in teaching and learning

    Giorgio Poletti, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 96–101

    This paper starting from the consideration that the University is not immune to the social changes that we are experiencing and that has to deal with the new training requests made by young... More

    pp. 96-101

  5. Mobile Apps for Older Adults: Health, Learning, and Living

    Sally Baldwin, Yu-Chang Hsu & Yu-Hui Ching, Boise State University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1402–1407

    The growing population of older adults has the opportunity to live longer in a healthier manner than previous generations. Research has identified the importance of social connection, financial... More

    pp. 1402-1407

  6. Learning Actions Analysis of Working Adults in Workplace e-Learning

    Iori Sugiyama, Department of Human System Science,Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; Yuki Watanebe, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning,Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; Hiroshi Kato, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Open University of Japan, Japan; Akinori Nishihara, Department of Human System Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 946–954

    In this paper, we present a comparative analysis of Japanese working adults’ and Japanese pre-employment students’ learning actions to clarify their characteristics in workplace e-learning. As a... More

    pp. 946-954

  7. Converting Traditional Formal Caregiver Training to Online Training for Informal Caregivers: Evaluating Effectiveness

    Grant Chartrand, University of Hawaii, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 169–176

    This paper reports a study to evaluate the effectiveness of an online module to train adults in disaster preparedness for senior citizens. FEMA-certified content for formal caregivers was converted... More

    pp. 169-176

  8. Applying Neurological Learning Research to an Online Undergraduate Science Laboratory Course

    Dana Byrd & Gene Byrd

    Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 12, No. 2 () pp. 70–77

    Neurological research has demonstrated that pre-test verbal preparation improves performance. The well-tested Tower of London puzzle can assess cognitive skills of a wide age range of participants.... More

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  9. The Challenges and Prospects of Access to Higher Education at UNISA

    Moeketsi Letseka & Victor Pitsoe

    Studies in Higher Education Vol. 39, No. 10 (2014) pp. 1942–1954

    This article debates access and success at the University of South Africa (UNISA). UNISA is an open distance learning (ODL) institution that provides higher education opportunities to working... More

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  10. Literacy Agents Online: E-Discussion Forums for Advancing Adults' Literacy Practices

    Barbara J. Guzzetti & Leslie M. Foley

    Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 57, No. 6 (March 2014) pp. 461–471

    This study explored how adults used a self-selected online forum to advance their own and others' literacy practices. The study was a discourse-centered online ethnography using triangulated... More

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  11. Production and Consumption: A Closer Look at Adult Digital Literacy Acquisition

    Gloria E. Jacobs, Jill Castek, Andrew Pizzolato, Stephen Reder & Kimberly Pendell

    Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Vol. 57, No. 8 (May 2014) pp. 624–627

    In this column, the authors discuss emerging research in the field of adult digital literacy acquisition. The authors argue that the field of adult digital literacy acquisition has been under... More

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  12. "The Hunger Games": Literature, Literacy, and Online Affinity Spaces

    Jen Scott Curwood

    Language Arts Vol. 90, No. 6 (July 2013) pp. 417–427

    This article examines adolescent literacy practices related to "The Hunger Games," a young adult novel and the first of a trilogy. By focusing on the interaction of social identities,... More

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  13. The Unknown Story: Vocational Education for Adults in Sweden 1918-1968

    Anders Nilsson

    History of Education Vol. 43, No. 5 (2014) pp. 615–634

    Adult education is often defined to emphasise cultural and societal development. This paper proposes that the concept should be more inclusive and that vocational education and training for adults ... More

    pp. 615-634

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  14. Global Citizenship Demands New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: AASCU's Global Challenges Initiative

    Jennifer Summit

    Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning Vol. 45, No. 6 (2013) pp. 51–57

    Today's college graduates are entering an interconnected world in which globalization will affect nearly every facet of their lives. In turn, college and university mission statements... More

    pp. 51-57

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  15. Undergraduates' Text Messaging Language and Literacy Skills

    Abbie Grace, Nenagh Kemp, Frances Heritage Martin & Rauno Parrila

    Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 27, No. 5 (May 2014) pp. 855–873

    Research investigating whether people's literacy skill is being affected by the use of text messaging language has produced largely positive results for children, but mixed results for adults.... More

    pp. 855-873

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  16. Do I Know Its Wrong: Children's and Adults' Use of Unconventional Grammar in Text Messaging

    Nenagh Kemp, Clare Wood & Sam Waldron

    Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 27, No. 9 (October 2014) pp. 1585–1602

    There is concern that the violations of conventional grammar (both accidental and deliberate) often seen in text messages (e.g., "hi [smiley face emoticon] how is ya?!!") could lead to... More

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  17. Performance Pay Improves Engagement, Progress, and Satisfaction in Computer-Based Job Skills Training of Low-Income Adults

    Mikhail N. Koffarnus, Anthony DeFulio, Sigurdur O. Sigurdsson & Kenneth Silverman

    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Vol. 46, No. 2 (2013) pp. 395–406

    Advancing the education of low-income adults could increase employment and income, but adult education programs have not successfully engaged low-income adults. Monetary reinforcement may be... More

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  18. Transglossic Language Practices of Young Adults in Bangladesh and Mongolia

    Shaila Sultana, Sender Dovchin & Alastair Pennycook

    International Journal of Multilingualism Vol. 12, No. 1 (2015) pp. 93–108

    The paper explores the use of varied semiotic resources in the linguistic, social and cultural practices of young adults in the context of Bangladesh and Mongolia. Based on a translinguistic... More

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  19. iRadioactivity--Possibilities and Limitations for Using Smartphones and Tablet PCs as Radioactive Counters: Examples for Studying Different Radioactive Principles in Physics Education

    Jochen Kuhn, Alexander Molz, Sebastian Gröber & Jan Frübis

    Physics Teacher Vol. 52, No. 6 (September 2014) pp. 351–356

    A study conducted in 2013 showed that about 70-80% of teens and young adults in the United States own a smartphone. Furthermore the number of tablet PC users in the United States will increase up... More

    pp. 351-356

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  20. "Happy and Excited": Perceptions of Using Digital Technology and Social Media by Young People Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication

    Amanda Hynan, Janice Murray & Juliet Goldbart

    Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol. 30, No. 2 (June 2014) pp. 175–186

    Young people are using digital technology and online social media within their everyday lives to enrich their social relationships. The UK government believes that using digital technology can... More

    pp. 175-186

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