Supernet: Introducing computers to the elderly

Rajendran, Dileep and Melchert, Matt and Farbeh-Tabrizi, Kaveh (2005) Supernet: Introducing computers to the elderly. In: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications. National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ), Tauranga, New Zealand, pp. 287-290.

PDF ( - Published Version

Official URL:

Abstract or Summary

This paper presents the development of Supernet, a free course designed to educate senior citizens in introductory-level computing. The paper first reviews some of the pertinent issues in teaching computing to the elderly as covered in the literature. The paper then highlights the unique style of curriculum and delivery used by Supernet designed to enable effective learning by elderly students with a wide range of interests and abilities. Also discussed is the initial motivation for Supernet, the course structure, course topics covered and other areas currently under development.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 10-13 July, 2005, in Tauranga, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:Computing for seniors, computer education
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
ID Code:168
Deposited By:
Deposited On:17 May 2009 23:47
Last Modified:14 Apr 2015 23:25

Repository Staff Only: item control page