Basic Computing for the Older Generation

This title has been especially written for the over 50s using plain English and avoiding technical jargon. It applies to both laptop and desktop computers running Windows 7, Vista or XP.

Basic Computing for the Older Generation

Author: James Gatenby

Publisher: Bernard Babani Publishing

ISBN: 9780859347310

Page: 246

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This title has been especially written for the over 50s using plain English and avoiding technical jargon. It applies to both laptop and desktop computers running Windows 7, Vista or XP.

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities

Many libraries now offer computer classes strictly for older adults, and itÊs a good
thing too. ... they quickly discovered the older generation often had a harder time
mastering basic computer skills and grasping some of the basic concepts.

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities

Author: Ann Roberts

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690567

Page: 158

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This book helps libraries identify and implement new ways to serve their physically or mentally disabled patients. • Provides assessment tools that help libraries gauge their ability to meet the needs of disabled patrons • Includes a comprehensive index

Office Ergonomics and Human Factors

However, distinctions do need to be made between those considered to be '
elderly' and those considered to be part of an 'older' generation. Elderly people
may only have started to get to grips with basic computing systems in their 70s or
later ...

Office Ergonomics and Human Factors

Author: Céline McKeown

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429508883

Page: 322

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Just like the previous edition, this new edition aims to provide practical advice on how to create, develop, or improve office environments so that those individuals who work within them can do so comfortably and contently. Those environments include traditional purpose-built offices, home offices, vehicle interiors, or transient environments like train stations, hotels, and airports. Technology has changed radically since the first edition published in 2007. The new edition has been completely updated and offers simple, practical and effective advice that can be employed easily in any office environment, whether typical or atypical. Features Provides up-to-date advice on working with handheld devices and computers Outlines what can be done in non-office environments to make the worker more comfortable Offers updated case studies, which are more relevant to today's work, made possible by ever-advancing technology Includes an expanded section on accommodating workers with disabilities and covers new options available to assist the disabled so they can work effectively and comfortably Deals with the hidden area of work-related manual handling inside and outside the office

Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser

People end up taking thousands of photographs but who gets to see them? ... A
little basic computing knowledge and prior experience of browsing the Web is
assumed forsome chapters, but even those who don't want toget involved with
the ...

Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser

Author: Kim Gilmour

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470970227

Page: 308

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Helpful, easy-to-follow guide for new digital photographers over the age of 50 Digital photography is a fun and exciting hobby, but digital cameras can be overwhelming and daunting to a newcomer. If you're entering the digital photography world as an older adult—and wondering about which digital camera will meet your needs—this straightforward, helpful book is for you. Written in full colour with lots of screenshots and clear, easy-to-read type, this friendly guide assumes no previous experience in digital photography and walks you through the subject of digital photography from start to finish: selecting which type of digital camera is right for you, understanding the seemingly endless jargon, benefiting from valuable photograph tips, and much more. Provides guidance for purchasing your digital camera and deciphers the common jargon that is used in the field Walks you through all the features and functions of a digital camera Reveals top photography tips Explains how to retouch, enhance, and print your photos Demonstrates easy ways to share photos with friends and family Prepare properly, enjoy the freedom, and maybe even show the family a thing or two with this fun and practical guide!

Mechatronics 2013

Compared to older generation, where embedded microcontrollers had a limited
computing power, they were used only for simple tasks (e.g. simple control loop
consisting of PID, state space or similar control algorithm). These algorithms are ...

Mechatronics 2013

Author: Tomáš Březina

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319022946

Page: 902

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Mechatronics, as the integrating framework of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer technology, control engineering and automation forms a crucial part in the design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of engineering products and processes. The mechatronics itself changes rapidly in last decade, from original mixture of subfields into original approach in engineering as a technical discipline. The book you are holding is aimed to help the reader to orient in this evolving field of science and technology. "Mechatronics 2013: Recent Technological and Scientific Advances" is the fourth volume following the previous editions in 2007, 2009 and 2011, providing the comprehensive and accessible coverage of advances in mechatronics presented on the 10th International Conference Mechatronics 2013, hosted this year at the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. The contributions, that passed the thorough review process, give an insight into current trends in research and development among Mechatronics 2013 contributing countries, with paper topics covering design and modeling of mechatronic systems, control and automation, signal processing, robotics and others, keeping in mind the innovation benefits of mechatronics design approach, leading to the development, production and daily use of machines and devices possessing a certain degree of computer based intelligence.

Computer Applications for Web Human Computer Interaction Signal and Image Processing and Pattern Recognition

For the analysis, it is essential to understand the contemporary social
phenomenon. At the time, everything, from ... The hippie culture that was
predominant in the 60's was beyond understandable to the older generations.
Older generation that ...

Computer Applications for Web  Human Computer Interaction  Signal and Image Processing  and Pattern Recognition

Author: Tai-hoon Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642352707

Page: 376

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This book comprises the refereed proceedings of the International Conferences, SIP, WSE, and ICHCI 2012, held in conjunction with GST 2012 on Jeju Island, Korea, in November/December 2012. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus on the various aspects of signal processing, image processing, and pattern recognition, and Web science and engineering, and human computer interaction.

Senior Centers

It is designed for use in libraries, retirement centers, and senior centers, where
seniors can work at a computer individually or participate in classes. Generations
on Line, a national nonprofit corporation, recognized that the Internet was both a
potential opportunity to ... the program guides older persons who have no
computer experience through four basic Internet functions: electronic mail (e-mail
), ...

Senior Centers

Author: Beverly A. Beisgen

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117038

Page: 416

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The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well. Professionals who work with older adults including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators, and students will find this book to be a valuable resource. The book features real-life vignettes that bring the text to life, providing readers with the opportunity to see how older adults benefit from senior centers. The Appendix includes a useful list of resources as well. Professionals who work with older adults including social workers, recreation therapists, nurses, gerontologists, administrators, and students will find this book to be a valuable resource.

Older Adult Education

Generations Learning Together Where do older adults go to gain basic computer
skills ? For a group of seniors in Upper Arlington , a suburb of Columbus , Ohio ,
their first lessons came from a team of highly computer - literate children in the ...

Older Adult Education

Author: Ronald J. Manheimer

Publisher: Greenwood


Page: 245

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This very first comprehensive book-length reference guide dealing with older adult education is not only current on theoretical developments but also on the latest programs, policies, and research. It is unique in placing the subject of lifelong learning into historical perspectives, discussing ways in which programs have been transformed over the last 15 to 20 years, and in considering the impact of institutional policies on older adult education. Computer and electronic learning programs, research and programs dealing with intergenerational education, and future prospects in the field are surveyed also. Appendixes describe important organizations, programs, sources of information, state tuition waiver policies, and other guidelines and data. Relevant statistics, research findings, numerous tables, original documents, and anecdotes relating experiences of older learners further enrich this state-of-the-discipline reference guide for academic, professional, and public libraries and broad audiences of teachers, students, professionals, and general readers concerned with education and older adults.


Although basic computer literacy is stated to be a prerequisite for participating in
the consumer health course , as ... based organizations ' employees or
volunteers , and consumer health classes for older people , which are taught by
train - the ...






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Educating the First Digital Generation

Ensuring such classes areoffered inall education programs is essential, ifweare
to bestequip our teachers to teach today'sstudents. ... such as basic computer
and software training, and therefore recognizing that change is afoot,and what
wasonce an optional teachingtool ... 34Fromour conversations weareunable
todetermine whether older teachersare participating more readilyinsuch training
programs, ...

Educating the First Digital Generation

Author: Paul G. Harwood

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1461648734

Page: 204

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This book explains exactly how new technologies are changing the learning environment in and out of the classroom with a focus on the effects on K-12 education.

Aging and Older Adulthood

Close-ups on Adulthood and Aging After George graduated from college over 40
years ago, he went into business with his ... at the local university, and he may
even sign up for computer courses intended specifically for the older generation.

Aging and Older Adulthood

Author: Joan T. Erber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118340043

Page: 504

View: 508

The third edition of this essential text has been updated and expanded with new material that reflects the most recent developments in the field, and explores our current understanding of a broad range of topics related to aging and older adulthood. Fresh edition includes updated content such as revised case histories and reworked material on key concepts and research applications Retains the winning format of the second edition, with chapter contents framed by individual histories Dual models add cohesiveness to the presentation of theory Thematic structure facilitates reader comprehension Instructor resources provided online upon publication at

Managing the Aging Workforce

More and more occupations are becoming information-based, opening new
employment opportunities for many people, including the aging workforce.
Workplace computing has expanded to include a variety of devices, applications
and ...

Managing the Aging Workforce

Author: Marius Leibold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783895786112

Page: 240

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Managing the Aging Workforce is one of the crucial topics for many of the world ́s enterprises. The increasing average age of populations does not only affect social systems, countries and communities, but also has a strong impact on the work of businesses and companies. The decline in demographic fitness will not only hit countries like the U.S., the Western European countries, or Japan, but also the upcoming societies in China or in the Eastern European countries. In many of these countries, during three or four decades the average age will grow from about 40 years now to about 50 years. Where experts are needed, this may result in an increase of the workforce's age of between 5 and 10 years in only one decade. For companies thus, a number of challenges arise that have to be overcome fast and continuously. The main topics in this field will be new strategies in leadership, new concepts in health management, new ways in knowledge management and learning, as well as new models how to drive ideas for diversity and innovation. On the one hand, enterprises therefore will have to invest in their aging employees for supporting their talents, helping them to learn and keeping them in the company. On the other, they will have to increase productivity, keep on searching for new products, and integrate experts from abroad. This has to be combined with new ways of strategies and HR management. This book presents an analysis of the present and upcoming situation, and an introduction into the strategic concepts enterprises will need to survive in aging societies.

Where there is no Tech Support

This investment in helping people become knowledgeable practitioners/trainers/
lifelong learners will payoff many ... Providing basic computer awareness is
arguably a fundamental IT activity. ... *A note about old equipment: For many
purposes; older computers such as 286, 386, and 486 machines can serve a

Where there is no Tech Support

Author: Marc Maxson


ISBN: 0557252628


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Changing the Global Approach to Medicine Volume 2

If a computer's CPU processing loses tract of computer instructions or data
elements the CPU becomes dysfunctional. Older generations of computers
frequently experienced disparity in the sequencing of instructions and data. Once
a ...

Changing the Global Approach to Medicine  Volume 2

Author: Lane B. Scheiber II

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450282202

Page: 480

View: 498

Volume 1 of the series Changing the Global Approach to Medicine introduced the concept of RNA Vector Therapy, the innovative utilization of virus-like devices to deliver RNA molecules to protein deficient cells to provide a directed medical therapy. Volume 2 greatly expands this approach to configuring enhanced virus-like transport devices to deliver various forms of therapeutic materials to specific cell types. Medial Vector Therapy includes the delivery of DNA, chemotherapy and other drug molecules, oxygen, and nutrients as well as various forms of RNA to the cells that require such therapeutic interventions. This ingenious new approach to the management of challenging diseases has the distinct advantage of administering a broad spectrum of therapeutic elements directly to the cells in need, but dramatically limits the side effects by not exposing other cells in the body to the potential harmful effects of such therapies. Also introduced in this text are the innovative concepts the Quantum Gene and the Quadsistor.

Anti ageing Medicine

... effects on improving cognitive, reasoning, and memory performance in healthy
ageing persons up to over 80 years old. ... of improving consumers brain
performance; this is the case with computer games for older generations, brain
training, ...

Anti ageing Medicine

Author: Astrid Stuckelberger

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728131954

Page: 304

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The 21st century technological development is revolutionizing medicine and health care, bringing new hopes to human suffering by offering cures and treatments which were unthinkable a few decades ago. This is where anti-ageing medicine finds its niche. Anti-ageing medicine aims at slowing, arresting, and reversing phenomena associated with ageing by merging biotechnological innovation and engineered solutions. Ideally, by means of the newest medical technology, the "body machinery" should be kept fit and at peak performance all life long. Early detection of age-related dysfunction should thus be "fixed" at any age with interventions such as metabolic fine tuning, enhancement, regeneration, restoration or replacement of "body parts" (i.e. organs, skin, bone or muscle). It covers a vast array of domains: from cell therapy to pharmaceutical interventions, from bio-surgery to aesthetic surgery, from human enhancement to fortified food, from smart housing and robots to toxic-free environments. Anti-ageing medicine holds promises but also significant risks and safety issues which are addressesd in this book. It presents the latest scientific evidence on what works or does not work. It also provides public policy recommendations to ensure the protection of consumers and their rights while encouraging research and development. This book is intended for academics, health professionals, business persons, consumers and policy-makers interested in the latest evidence and ethical issues about anti-ageing medicine.

Computers and the Environment Understanding and Managing their Impacts

Many consumers are not aware of existence of the used market, either as a place
to sell their old computers or as a potential place ... Besides, they may not know
that older- generation technology is entirely suitable for their computing needs.

Computers and the Environment  Understanding and Managing their Impacts

Author: R. Kuehr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402016790

Page: 285

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Personal computers have made life convenient in many ways, but what about their impacts on the environment due to production, use and disposal? Manufacturing computers requires prodigious quantities of fossil fuels, toxic chemicals and water. Rapid improvements in performance mean we often buy a new machine every 1-3 years, which adds up to mountains of waste computers. How should societies respond to manage these environmental impacts? This volume addresses the environmental impacts and management of computers through a set of analyses on issues ranging from environmental assessment, technologies for recycling, consumer behaviour, strategies of computer manufacturing firms, and government policies. One conclusion is that extending the lifespan of computers (e.g. through reselling) is an environmentally and economically effective strategy that deserves more attention from governments, firms and the general public.

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Some researchers acknowledge the potential of CMC as a simple form of
communication, but highlight its downsides (e.g., ... On the one hand there are
older generations who had survived the introduction of phones, fax machines,
television, ...

Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication

Author: Kelsey, Sigrid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048647

Page: 1130

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Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.