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Blended Learning as Means of Support Within the Elderly People Education

  • Petra PoulovaEmail author
  • Ivana Simonova
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10309)

Abstract

The article deals with the research conducted within the elderly people of Hradec Kralove region, Czech Republic, which works as a pilot research to the representative study of ways how the elderly reach and develop their IT skills, particularly how social relationships work as movers within this process. The method of questionnaire was applied to the research sample of 432 respondents attending the University of the Third Age and IT courses held by the Municipality of Hradec Kralove. The results, described and displayed in eight figures, clearly proved, the elderly people met the three predefined criteria for successful implementation of blended learning in this age group, as they both possessed modern devices and had skills to exploit them successfully for various purposes. There are no limits showing that blended learning could not be applied within this age group.

Keywords

Blended learning Elderly Information and communication technology Device Smart technology Research 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work and the contribution were supported by project of Students Grant Agency. In addition, the authors thank Monika Borkovcova for her help with the survey.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Informatics and ManagementUniversity of Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic

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