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Experiences Of Adult College Learners As They Acquire Digital Literacy Skills, Albani L. Milton-Smith Jan 2022

Experiences Of Adult College Learners As They Acquire Digital Literacy Skills, Albani L. Milton-Smith

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A substantial barrier to learning for adult college students over the age of 50 is technology literacy. These students may not have the digital skills required for college, which is a disadvantage for social, educational, and career development. The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the learning supports and types of learning required for digital literacy development of undergraduate college students over 50 attending 4-year institutions. Data sources included interviews with 12 participants over the ages of 50 from six 4-year colleges. After the interviews were completed, six of the 12 students participated in two focus group …