Introducing Elderly College Students to Multimedia: An Intergenerational Approach.Report as inadecuate

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This paper describes a multimedia workshop at Worcester State College (Massachusetts) organized by computer science students to give their older classmates the opportunity to gain "hands on" experience with multimedia computers. A questionnaire on the effectiveness of multimedia systems was completed by 35 older students, whose average age was 70. Five tables depict responses to survey items for: attitudes toward multimedia; physical and cognitive issues; workshop organization; future use of multimedia technology; and self-reported experience level. Overall, the older students who participated in the workshop had positive experiences with the technology. (Contains 23 references.) (AEF)

Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Higher Education, Information Technology, Intergenerational Programs, Multimedia Materials, Older Adults, Questionnaires, Student Developed Materials, Tables (Data), Workshops

Author: Ogozalek, Virginia Z.; And Others


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