Conceptualising Digital-Based Instructional Strategies for Elderly Learning


  • Najmi Najiha Mohd Zaid Universiti Selangor
  • Lim Seong Pek Universiti Selangor
  • Nahdatul Akma Ahmad Universiti Teknologi Mara


Elderly learning, Instructional strategy, Technology Acceptance Model, Technology


With the increasing number of elderly people and the vastly developing technologies in today’s world, technological devices can be considered an essential item that every household must have. Every individual must possess digital literacy. However, not everyone can handle technological devices. The high possibility of facing sensory and cognitive decline after the fourth decade of their lives makes the elderly operate slower than other users of technologies. The integration of instructional strategies during the teaching and learning period with elderly learners could mitigate the barriers between the elderly and their learning. In this study, an extensive literature review was conducted to look into past research on instructional strategies for elderly learners was used. From the literature reviewing, six instructional strategies were identified. This study adopted the Technology Acceptance Model (TAMS) by proposing a conceptual model, placing the instructional strategies as the determinants and drive for the elderly learners to use technologies.


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