To Talk or to Text - Is That the Question?

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Publication Date

Fall 2010

Publication Title

LLI Review


This article describes an online survey that was undertaken during the fall of 2009 to explore uses of technology both in OLLI classes and administratively. It is clear that a vast range of technologies already pay an important role in the OLLI network today and promises to play an even more important role in the future. There are strong concerns, however, about technology’s potential to weaken the face-to-face communication that takes place in traditional classroom settings. The Baby Boom generation’s fast-approaching entry into retirement in all likelihood will accelerate change.