Education and Training for Older People: Preparing the Future

Inmaculada Plaza, Raúl Igual, Carlos Medrano, Angel Sánchez, Mª Pilar Pérez, Cristina López


Older people will play an important role in aging societies. Additionally, new technologies have a massive presence in our society, leading more and more seniors to incorporate them into their daily lives. This trend will be more pronounced in the future. Therefore services should be adapted to meet the needs of older people. Specifically, their participation in education can help improve their Quality of Life. An extensive literature search has been conducted to find eLearning educational environments adapted to older users. The search has been focused on Spain and, to the best of our knowledge, we could not find specialized platforms. Additionally, the use of mobile devices for educational purposes is underestimated. Thus, this work provides a list of manuals and standards that could be considered to develop educational environments for older users. They may be useful for developers, designers and teachers interested in this new promising line of work.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Plaza I., Igual R., Medrano C., Sánchez A., Pérez M. and López C. (2013). Education and Training for Older People: Preparing the Future . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-65-5, pages 83-92. DOI: 10.5220/0004604100830092

in Bibtex Style

author={Inmaculada Plaza and Raúl Igual and Carlos Medrano and Angel Sánchez and Mª Pilar Pérez and Cristina López},
title={Education and Training for Older People: Preparing the Future},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2013)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Interaction Design in Educational Environments - Volume 1: IDEE, (ICEIS 2013)
TI - Education and Training for Older People: Preparing the Future
SN - 978-989-8565-65-5
AU - Plaza I.
AU - Igual R.
AU - Medrano C.
AU - Sánchez A.
AU - Pérez M.
AU - López C.
PY - 2013
SP - 83
EP - 92
DO - 10.5220/0004604100830092