A Study of Digital Learning for Older Adults

Cheng Ta Lin, Shuang-shii Chuang

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Abstract

This study proposes interactive digital learning to help elderly individuals acquire knowledge of orchids and polish interpersonal skills. The goal is to investigate the relationship of perceived ease of use, enjoyment, self-efficacy, and social interaction with attitude by adopting the modified Technology Acceptance Model. Purposive sampling is adopted in this study. Two hundred and fifty questionnaires were sent to elderly people in Tainan, for which the response rate was sixty-four percent. First, the research framework proved that perceived ease of use and enjoyment positively influence self-efficacy. Further, we verified that self-efficacy positively influences social interaction and that both self-efficacy and social interaction positively influence attitude. This study makes two contributions to the extant literature on this topic. First, custom-made, educational digital games make older people happier and help them polish their interpersonal skills. Second, the results infer that digital learning is worth development in learning centers for senior citizens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-160
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Adult Development
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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