Community enrichment program: developing digital learning in rural aged care

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McDonald, Lisa and Arden, Catherine. 2015. Community enrichment program: developing digital learning in rural aged care. Bendigo, VIC, Australia. Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
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Community enrichment program: developing digital learning in rural aged care

Report TypeProject report
AuthorsMcDonald, Lisa (Author) and Arden, Catherine (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages8
Year2015
PublisherFoundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Place of PublicationBendigo, VIC, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://www.frrr.org.au/cb_pages/news/Grants-for-ageing-rural-Australians-2014.php
Abstract

Project Overview
The ‘Community Enrichment Program’ enabled technology training for selected aged care volunteers in Stanthorpe, Queensland, so that they may assist frail or otherwise debilitated aged care residents to use computer tablets for personalised learning activities. A main aim was to enhance the quality of life for residents and recipients of aged care services, as well as further develop the digital skills and capabilities of volunteers who work in rural aged care.

Keywordsdigital learning; aged care; rural volunteers; everyday life; regional resilience
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020449999. Other human society not elsewhere classified
400699. Communications engineering not elsewhere classified
470102. Communication technology and digital media studies
390301. Continuing and community education
470299. Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
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Caring For Ageing Rural Australians (CARA)
Final Report C9: 2014.
Project Start Date: 12 January 2015
Project Finish Date: 18 July 2015
Grant Received: $10,000.00
Date Received: 6 November 2014

Byline AffiliationsAustralian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Funding source
Grant ID
FRRR 23647
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