WEB ACCESSIBILITY OF MOOCS FOR ELDERLY STUDENTS: THE CASE OF TURKEY

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Yakup AKGÜL

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Learning, eLearning and distance education has a significant function on the elderly for advancing well-being, which has indicated in the literature. In addition to this, e-learning provides an opportunity to become unified with the rest of society to older people. In this context, older people have extensive opportunities to raise the qualified life and enable lifelong learning and inclusion in learning communities by using Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). The number of users over age 65 has more than doubled since 2000. Currently elderly users represent less than 10 % of MOOC users. Besides, the certain outcome of younger participants aging will raise the number of older people using the Internet the next decades. And, there is no study has been carried out on the accessibility of MOOCs for elderly users in Turkey context.

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AKGÜL, Y. (2018). WEB ACCESSIBILITY OF MOOCS FOR ELDERLY STUDENTS: THE CASE OF TURKEY. JOURNAL OF LIFE ECONOMICS, 5(4), 141-150. https://doi.org/10.15637/jlecon.266
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