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What is Coordination Complexity

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
Coordination complexity refers to the degree to which information from each of the steps in a task must be applied to or exchanged between other steps in the task. Age effects have been found for coordination complexity but not for sequential complexity.
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Aging and Online Learning
Patricia M. Boechler (University of Alberta, Canada)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch011
In response to changes in demographics and technology, education in North America is undergoing a transformation. Dorin (2007) summarizes several critical factors in demographic trends that will significantly impact the development of the educational landscape in North America. First, as baby-boomers age there is a dramatic shift in the composition of our population, that is, a greater percentage of the entire population will be represented by those 65 and older. Second, older adults will remain productive in the workforce. Third, life expectancy will increase, adding again to a greater percentage of our population falling into the older adult category.
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