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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
    • Frequency: Monthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
CQUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2019 Vol.9(4): 257-262 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.4.1209

A Study on Digital Ability Change after the Smart Worker Education of the Prime-Aged Learner

Mariah Park and Tea In Han
Abstract—Lifelong learning organization have been accomplishing computerization education for prime-aged learners in Korea. In early days, it started from computer literacy education, and it carried over information utilization, internet utilization, smart-phone utilization, video production, and SNS utilization.
This study aimed to the ability improvement for information utilization change of the prime-aged learners after smart worker curriculum learning, the education program carry out smart worker education differentiated from the existing computerization education by prime-aged learners who faced to the smart working era.
Therefore, this study chose prime-aged educational program in progress throughout one of the 1 lifelong learning organization of the Gwangju area in Korea. This curriculum was designed by the smart worker ability subjects, it included ability for documentation, smart ability for apparatus utilization, ability for collaborative work, information management ability for cloud utilization that was a basic ability of smart working.
It was performed from the questionnaire survey to the statistical analysis about the factor of ability for documentation, smart ability for apparatus utilization, ability for collaborative work, information management capability for the learners who learned this class.
As a result, ability improvement for information utilization appeared significantly in all factors of cloud utilization, smart apparatus utilization, documentation, collaborative work, and information management after learners completed education program of smart worker curriculum. Based on this research result, study about the relation between improvement of the ability for information utilization and change of smart working style will have to be progressed continuously in the future.

Index Terms—Cloud working, lifelong education, prime aged person, smart work.

The authors are with the Dept. of e-Learning Graduate School, Korea National Open University, Seoul, Korea (correspondence author: Tea In Han; e-mail: mra1028@knou.ac.kr).

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Cite: Mariah Park and Tea In Han, "A Study on Digital Ability Change after the Smart Worker Education of the Prime-Aged Learner," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 257-262, 2019.

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