TWO STUDENT-DRIVEN RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

The Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan College is pleased to share two student-driven research opportunities with you.

1) Kaye Mao, a 4th year student in the Interaction Design program is completing her independent thesis with the Centre. She is interested in how we learn to use new technologies, specifically mobile touch screen technologies. She is looking for older adults 60+ who have attempted to learn how to use mobile touch screen technologies (such as smart phones or tablets) using guidance from family members, technology classes, individual tutors or company learning sessions. She will be conducting brief interviews and then working with participants to develop and test new learning approaches. If you are interested in taking part in this study, please email Kaye Mao directly at maok@sheridancollege.ca to schedule an appointment.

2) Another group of students (also from the Interaction Design program) is interested in interviewing older adults between the aged of 60 and 75 who have been living in Canada for at least 20 years. As part of the upcoming celebrations for Canada150 (Canada’s 150th year as a nation), they will be asking questions about what it means to be Canadian, and how to bring the community together to celebrate this milestone. If you are interested in taking part in this study, please email Lia Tsotsos alia.tsotsos@sheridancollege.ca and she will pass on the names of interested participants to the students.

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Ross Knechtel

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