Tuesday, March 11, 2008

E-learning for the mature age worker

This report looks at the current role of e-learning in training for mature age workers, and identifies examples of good practice.

"Research has shown that ... stereotypes are out of touch with the reality of the values and preferences of older workers, which is that:

  • many older workers want to go on learning and earning, but in ways which suit their lifestyle preferences
  • this often involves part-time work and part-time community service and volunteering
  • there is a general desire among many older workers to keep learning, including how to use computers and other technologies.

In this context, the benefits of e-learning as a flexible tool of learning for older workers and people in general are becoming increasingly recognised."

You can read this report from the Flexible Learning website.

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