Exploration of an Adult Learner’s Perspectives of Using the Computers
This paper examines issues related to prior experience of an adult in the use of computers. This case study attempts to explore whether computer attitudes of adult learners are affected by prior experience and willingness to use. It is obvious that the nature of the current work environment is changing from when these same older adults entered the workplace, especially with the advent of the computer. This case study discusses the prior experience of adult learners in the new computer technology, and stereotypes that might exist among adult learners; attitudes of older adults toward using and learning how to use computers, and variables that affect how well the older adult can learn to use computers. Finally, discussion will center on importance of using computer in older adults.