Designing Training Mechanism for the Elderly to Use Social Media Mobile Apps – A Research Proposal

  • Abdulrahman HafezEmail author
  • Yuanqiong (Kathy) Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10913)


This is a research proposal to demonstrate a suggested training design that can potentially be suitable to training mild cognitively-impaired elderly to successfully use social media mobile apps. To test its success, the researchers propose a 3 by 1 experimental design involving three training groups receiving similar training treatments. Training sessions will be followed by observation meetings in two weeks period to conduct three measures: whether participants were able to repeat and complete tasks successfully; whether they were able to retain the information using the mobile tutoring app after a certain period of time; and whether the child narrator embedded in the mobile app design affects the learning process. The experimental design will be explained in greater detail later in this research proposal.


Social media Mobile tutoring app Elderly Cognitive impairment Social networking Research proposal Child narrator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information SciencesTowson UniversityTowsonUSA

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