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Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch
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Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on the Internet by Sheryl Lynch

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2008 Hawaii Library Association Conference at the Grand Wailea, Maui

2008 Hawaii Library Association Conference at the Grand Wailea, Maui

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  • 1. Teaching Older Adults to Search for Reliable Health Information on theInternet
    An Introduction to the
    National Institute on Aging’s Toolkit for Trainers
  • 2. Name
    Affiliation
    Any experience working with older adults?
    Any experience providing computer training?
    Introduce yourself
  • 3.
    • Become familiar and comfortable with the Toolkit materials
    • 4. Learn how to customize the training for different skill levels
    • 5. Get tips on setting up a senior-friendly learning environment
    • 6. Leave with specific ideas for starting the training with your patrons
    Goals for today
  • 7. www.nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit
    Watch Video: “Introducing the Toolkit”(About 5 minutes)
  • 8. What struck you most about the video?
  • 9. A free set of 9 modules, including lesson plans, handouts, and training tools, which you can download to teach older adults how to access reliable health information on the Internet
    What is the Toolkit for Trainers?
  • 10. Introduce older adults to high quality health information on the Internet
    Build older adults’ Internet skills at the same time.
    Help older adults learn how to tell if health information is reliable or not
    Three overall goals of the Toolkit:
  • 11. NIHSeniorHealth www.nihseniorhealth.gov
    MedlinePlus www.medlineplus.gov
    National Institute on Aging www.nia.nih.gov
    The training is centered around NIH websites and other federal health websites
  • 12.
    • 34% of older adults are online, but 66% are not
    • 13. There is a vast amount of health information online – some reliable, some not
    • 14. As people live longer, they will see more health management functions occur online
    • 15. Being web savyy about online health resources is becoming a must.
    Why is this training important?
  • 16. The toolkit materials were developed based on NIA’s cognitive aging and vision research
    The toolkit materials were tested with older adults and trainers over a two year period.
    How was the Toolkit developed?
  • 17. To get the free, downloadable Toolkit materials, go to the Toolkit page on the NIHSeniorHealth website www.nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit
  • 18.
    • Introduction
    • 19. Lesson Plan
    Set-up activities
    Core Activities
    Practice Activities
    Reinforcement Activities
    • Student Handouts (including a glossary)
    • 20. Lesson Review Sheet
    Let’s browse the materialsEach module contains:
  • 21. Pages1 & 2 pertain to current lesson
    Rest of Introduction is the same for all lessons.
    Introduction
  • 22. Type of Activity
    Script Box
    Steps
    Icons
    Trainer Tips
    Lesson Plan
  • 23. Clearly labeled
    Large type
    White space
    Step by step
    activities
    Student Handouts
  • 24. Basic computer and
    Internet terms
    Large type
    Illustrations
    (Also, there is a
    stand –alone
    glossary with all terms)
    Illustrated Glossaries
  • 25. Lesson Review Handout
    Screen shots of web pages visited in class to help students with at home review of the lesson:
  • 26. A separate, stand-alone , illustrated glossary with 37 basic terms…
  • 27. Illustrated Glossary Terms
  • 28. A flyer to recruit students…
  • 29. A flyer to interest prospsective trainers…
  • 30. Quick Tips for a Senior-friendly Computer Classroom
  • 31. Questions for “students” to ponder:
    What did you learn?
    What did you like about the lesson?
    How do you think your students would respond to this lesson?
    Teach Participants a Sample Lesson – 10-15 minutesModule 2 pp. 15 – 16*
  • 32. Pair participants up
    Select Person A and Person B
    Go to Lesson 2, page 19
    Person A teaches Person B pages 19 and 21 (Skip page 20)
    Then, Person B teaches Person A pages 22 and 23
    Discuss using same questions as before
    Participants teach a sample lesson 15 minutes
  • 33. How to create a senior-friendly computer classroom(Refer participants to online “Quick Tips” document on Toolkit page)
    Create an environment for learning
    -- Ask about using first names
    -- Make it easy to ask for help
    -- Remind them of mastering ATMs,
    microwaves, message machines, cell phones, remote controls, CD players
  • 34. Present information clearly
    -- Pause after delivering a short segment
    of information to make sure students
    are following you
    -- Use priming, a preview of upcoming
    activities, learning points, etc. to
    prepare students for what they will learn
    -- Use active rather than passive voice
    How to create a senior-friendly computer classroom
  • 35. Help students stay focused
    -- Provide one way to perform a task, not a
    multitude of ways
    -- Keep discussions on track. Distinguish
    “need to know” from “nice to know” info
    -- Make clear verbal transitions between
    parts of the lesson
    How to create a senior-friendly computer classroom
  • 36. Help students retain information
    -- Be willing and ready to repeat info
    -- Summarize frequently
    -- Use visual and written information
    to reinforce what is taught
    -- Provide immediate hands-on practice
    of skills taught
    How to create a senior-friendly computer classroom
  • 37. Accommodate physical changes
    -- Vision
    -- Hearing
    -- Motor Skills
    -- Other changes
    How to create a senior-friendly computer classroom
  • 38.
    • Start small – Try one lesson, or part of one lesson
    • 39. Have Help – An classroom assistant, or another (older) person who knows the Internet
    How to approach the training
  • 40. For beginners, START here:
    Module 1  Internet Basics
    Module 2  Introduction to NIHSeniorHealth
    For Intermediate Students: START here
    Module 6  Introduction to MedlinePlus
    Module 9  Evaluating Health Websites
    For advanced beginners and intermediate students, you can use
    Module 5  Exercise on NIHSeniorHealth
    Module 9  Evaluating Health Websites
    Customizing the training
  • 41. How to form a class
    Print out this flyer from www.nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit
    Fill in the pertinent information
    Make copies and distribute
  • 42. Training Checklist
    Locate a classroom with computers and a computer projector.
    Identify a trainer.
    Setaside a time for the training.
    Identify a classroom aide to provide one-on-one assistance .
    Recruit students. You can download and distribute the recruitment flyer from www.nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit
    Goto www.nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit
    Select a module based on students’ skill levels.
    Readthe Introduction and Lesson Plan.
    Print outthe Lesson Plan and place it in a 3-ring binder.
    Print outand make copies of the handouts for students.
    Decidehow much of the lesson to cover in the first class session.
    Re-readthe Lesson Plan. Use highlighting if you need it.
    Hold the first class session.
    Confer with your classroom aide afterwards to assess how it went.
    Make adjustments for the next class.
  • 43. Fill out the sheet individually (see next slide) and then and pair participants up.
    Each person in the pair should mention one easy task and one hard task.
    Each pair jointly discusses how to deal with the hard tasks.
    Each pair reports out.
    What Looks Easy/Hard to Do?
  • 44. Finding a computer classroom with the right equipment?
    Finding a trainer?
    Finding an assistant?
    Finding the time to teach?
    Getting the authorization to do the training?
    Recruiting students?
    Printing out materials ( lesson plan, handouts)?
    Making copies of handouts?
    Finding time to prepare the lesson?
    Using the lesson plan to teach?
    Giving students one-on-one attention?
    What Looks Easy/Hard to Do?1 = Very Hard 5 = Very Easy
  • 45. What is the first step you will take toward using the Toolkit for Trainers?
    Next steps…
  • 46. www.nihseniorhealth.gov/toolkit
    Find the Toolkit for Trainers at

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