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Silversurfarna med hela världen i en låda Användarundervisning i internet för sju ålderspensionärer
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Silver Surfers with the world in a box User studies of the Internet for seven senior citizens (English)
Abstract [en]

Today, librarians tasks may sometimes take on an educational aspect, e.g. when designing educational courses. Our aim with this paper has been to extend our knowledge of peoples learning and learning processes in order to better adapt our educational courses for different user groups. We have investigated what eight senior citizens wanted to learn about the Internet, and followed seven of them during their course. We have examined how the group experienced a course about Internet use, and how they described their learning and learning processes. We have analysed the barriers they encountered during their course, and if their attitude towards the Internet changed after the course. To answer our questions we have made a case-study in the form of an educational course on the use of the Internet. In the analysis, the course is examined from an adults educational perspective. The senior citizens barriers are connected in this study to Bucklands and Rubins barriers, and the aspects of learning which we discovered, are comparable to research-results by Marton et al, Borgström and others research in the study-circle as an educational environment. Results: In this part we have examples of what our participants wanted to learn about the Internet. We found that they had few age-related barriers, but some were learner-related and of a technical or cognitive nature. Overall, they were pleased with the education. Many of their experiences and accounts correspond well with the results which researchers like Borgström and others had found. This relates to the benefits that participation in a study-circle gives. Conclusion: We have concluded that our participants still are, or have become more positive towards the Internet after the course. To educate adults, you need a different aspect of education than you do with teaching youngsters, as their learning requires different strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2003.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2003:117
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-16305Local ID: 2320/1031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-16305DiVA, id: diva2:1308192
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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