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Interdisciplinary undergraduate learning modules in gerontechnology
Gerontechnology
  • H.I. Yang, Iowa State University
  • P. Martin, Iowa State University
  • D. Satterfield, Iowa State University
  • Mack C Shelley, Iowa State University
  • J. Wong, Iowa State University
  • C.K. Chang, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
As the older population grows rapidly worldwide, gerontechnology can play an increasingly crucial role in improving older people’s quality of life in an affordable and sustainable way. However, even with growing interests, gerontechnology has yet to be established as a widely available educational or research program. One root cause is the lack of a well-established curriculum to train new gerontechnologists and to help professionals in relevant fields to develop gerontechnological specialties. This paper summarizes our experience and insights gained from designing, instructing, and evaluating learning modules for gerontechnology in the past 2½ years, and outlines the learning materials and effective pedagogies for gerontechnology that can be adopted and further developed.
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This is an article from Gerontechnology 11 (2012): 209. Posted with permission.

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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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International Society for Gerontechnology
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en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
H.I. Yang, P. Martin, D. Satterfield, Mack C Shelley, et al.. "Interdisciplinary undergraduate learning modules in gerontechnology" Gerontechnology Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 209 - 209
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mack_shelley/31/