Deciphering optimality: A framework towards understanding optimal technology training for older adults

Jamye M. Hickman, Wendy A. Rogers, Arthur D. Fisk

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Abstract

Older adults are joining the technology revolution, as they are the fastest growing population using computers and the internet. Due to age-related declines in cognition, they may be at a disadvantage when learning to use new technologies. Training may ameliorate the impact of such disadvantages; however, the lingering question is how best to design such training programs. One limitation of current training models is the lack of integration across research findings resulting in an inability to determine what constitutes optimal training. Previous research has identified many components that may lead to improved performance and it is essential to examine the circumstances in which specific details of training result in specific learning outcomes. To begin to accomplish this, the current paper illustrates a conceptual framework focused on the systematic design of training older adults for technology use. The framework offers an expanded view of the training development process and serves as a guide to future research to help in deciphering optimality of technology training for older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1598-1602
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781605600376
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2007Oct 5 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period10/1/0710/5/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Hickman, J. M., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (2007). Deciphering optimality: A framework towards understanding optimal technology training for older adults. In 51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 (pp. 1598-1602). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 3). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/154193120705102507