Course DescriptionThis course investigates technology and aging. It examines the potential of technology to improve health and societal outcomes for aging populations. Course materials focus on technological innovation, design, access, and use patterns of older adults in relation to health and well-being, social inclusion, aging-in-place, caregiving, the workforce, leisure, and mobility. Students will mobilize theory and knowledge to analyze the potential of 21st century technologies to address challenges and further opportunities to support healthy aging and well-being.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.