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M-Learning for Elderlies: A Case Study

  • Fernando de la PrietaEmail author
  • Antonia Macarro
  • Amparo Jiménez
  • Amparo Casado
  • Kasper Hallenborg
  • Juan F. De Paz
  • Sara Rodríguez
  • Javier Bajo
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 151)

Abstract

In this article a case study about m-learning for elderlies using mobile devices is presented. The study focuses on a practical study about language learning for elderly students that attend classes in the so-called Inter-university program for Elderly People. The recent surge of university programs for elderly people requires novel solutions related to learning methods, directed by the special needs of this sector of the society.

Keywords

elderlies m-learning mobile devices disabled people 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando de la Prieta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Antonia Macarro
    • 2
  • Amparo Jiménez
    • 2
  • Amparo Casado
    • 2
  • Kasper Hallenborg
    • 3
  • Juan F. De Paz
    • 1
  • Sara Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Javier Bajo
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer and Automation DepartmentUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Pontificia de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  3. 3.University of Shouthern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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