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Examining the learning outcomes of elderly through multimedia teaching system in Taiwan

Examining the learning outcomes of elderly through multimedia teaching system in Taiwan The elderly often fear technology products in Taiwan, because the complexity of technology and the lack of information create barriers for the elderly to use technology. The trends of an aging population and digital product advances mean that new technology products can enrich elderly lives, if learning barriers can be overcome. This study utilises quasi-experimental design and a multimedia teaching system (MTS) as an intervention programme. Seventy-nine older adults (over 65 years old) participated in this study; 39 older adults belonged to the comparison group, and the other 40 were in the experimental group. Subjects' post-test scores were used for evaluating the learning outcome after implementing the intervention programme. The study shows that elderly using MTS improved their learning outcomes significantly more than others who did not. The elderly who received both the MTS and played speed-controlled instruction on their own improved more than those only receiving the MTS. This outcome will benefit those who use technology-based learning among the elderly. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies Inderscience Publishers

Examining the learning outcomes of elderly through multimedia teaching system in Taiwan

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd
ISSN
1751-0589
eISSN
1751-0597
DOI
10.1504/IJASS.2017.088904
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Abstract

The elderly often fear technology products in Taiwan, because the complexity of technology and the lack of information create barriers for the elderly to use technology. The trends of an aging population and digital product advances mean that new technology products can enrich elderly lives, if learning barriers can be overcome. This study utilises quasi-experimental design and a multimedia teaching system (MTS) as an intervention programme. Seventy-nine older adults (over 65 years old) participated in this study; 39 older adults belonged to the comparison group, and the other 40 were in the experimental group. Subjects' post-test scores were used for evaluating the learning outcome after implementing the intervention programme. The study shows that elderly using MTS improved their learning outcomes significantly more than others who did not. The elderly who received both the MTS and played speed-controlled instruction on their own improved more than those only receiving the MTS. This outcome will benefit those who use technology-based learning among the elderly.

Journal

International Journal of Applied Systemic StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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