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Fall 2020 Course Information
Gerontechnology

Course Description
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of the biological, environmental, and social spheres where technology and gerontology meet. Topics include the interrelationship between population dynamics and technological change, technological research and devices that may improve older adults’ lives, particular issues for rural communities, and the social and cultural meanings, challenges, and benefits of gerontechnologies.
Contacts
Instructor

Alex Bishop
Office: 405-744-3989
Fax: 405-744-6344
alex.bishop@okstate.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Aging, technology, and health
Pak & McLaughlin
Edition: 1st 2018
Publisher: Academic Press

Aging and digital technology
Neves, B. B., & Vetere, F.
Edition: 2019
Publisher: Springer Publishing

Designing user interface for an aging population: Towards universal design
Johnson, J. & Finn, K
Edition: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Elsevier


Course Access
 
The OSU campus coordinator, Karla Sisco, will contact students approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of a semester with preliminary information, and again one week prior to the beginning of the semester with login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
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