WELCOME TO MODULE 2: Introduction to NIHSeniorHealth

BEGINNING STUDENTS

Helping Older Adults Search for Health Information Online

A Toolkit for Trainers from the National Institute on Aging

WELCOME TO MODULE 2: Introduction to NIHSeniorHealth

This Module Includes:

Other Online Training Tools:

Classroom Equipment Needed

Module Storage for the Trainer

After printing out the materials, use a 3-ring binder to store:

Materials Storage for Students

Encourage students to use a 3-ring binder or a folder to store handouts.

Questions or comments about the Toolkit? Contact the National Institute on Aging at (301) 496-1752 or e-mail daileys@nia.nih.gov

INTRODUCTION

LESSON OVERVIEW

Lesson Goals

In this lesson, students will learn to:

Lesson Materials

In this lesson, students will need:

This glossary only includes Internet terms relevant to this lesson. An alphabetical list of all glossary terms introduced in the nine Toolkit

Lesson Length

This lesson should last:

Approximately 2 hours, with an optional stopping point at 1 hour and 10 minutes.

LESSON PREPARATION

Before the lesson, you should:

When you arrive in the classroom, you should:

You should also

LESSON STRUCTURE – Senior Friendly, Trainer Friendly

The senior-friendly lesson structure includes:

The trainer-friendly lesson plan features:

Important Note

In the discussions of health issues that may occur during class, refrain from offering medical advice or advocating specific treatments, physicians, hospitals, insurance plans, etc. Also, discourage this type of activity among students. Always emphasize that students should consult their health care providers about any medical information they may hear about in class or find on the Internet.

REACHING THE OLDER STUDENT

To help your students grasp, apply, and retain the skills and information they are taught, be sure to:

These training techniques from the lesson can also help you be successful:

LESSON PLAN

Set-up Activity

OPENING COMMENTS (5 Minutes)

“Welcome to Lesson 2: Introduction to NIHSeniorHealth. (Pronounced N-I-H Senior Health.) My name is _________. (This is our classroom assistant_________.) Before we start the class, I’d like to review a few general points.”

Tell students the following:

INTRODUCTIONS (3 Minutes)

Set-up Activity

“Before we get started, let’s introduce ourselves.”

Purpose of Activity

CLASS PROCEDURES (3 Minutes)

Set-up Activity

“Let’s talk for a moment about how the class will proceed. You will be learning new ways to use technology, and in order for everyone to be successful, here are some things we need to do.”

Tell students the following:

Purpose of Activity

To communicate expectations, put students at ease, and facilitate learning.

TAKE-HOME ASSIGNMENT (5 Minutes)

Set-up Activity

“Before we get started with the new material, let’s go over the take-home assignment from the last class.”

Purpose of Activity

LESSON GOALS (2 Minutes)

Set-up Activity

“In this lesson we will learn how to find health topics on the NIHSeniorHealth website (pronounced N-I-H Senior Health). Let’s take a look at the specific goals for today’s lesson.”

Pass out Handout 2A: Lesson Goals.

Purpose of Activity

INTERNET TERMS (5 Minutes)

Set-up Activity

“Before we actually get into the heart of the lesson, let’s review a few basic Internet terms.”

Pass out Handout 2B: Glossary*

INTERNET TERMS

Tips for Glossary review

THE HOME PAGE (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Take a look at your computer screens. This is the home page of the NIHSeniorHealth website. This website was developed by the National Institutes of Health for adults 60 and older. It contains information on healthy aging and diseases and conditions of particular interest to older adults.”

USING THE SPECIAL FEATURES Optional (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“NIHSeniorHealth has special features to make the information on the website easier for older adults to grasp. These features let you change the size of the text and change the color contrast of the page. The buttons for these features are found at the top of each page.”

THE HEALTH TOPICS A-Z PAGE (5 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Let’s look at the HEALTH TOPICS A-Z page to see a list of all of the health topics available on NIHSeniorHealth.”

Purpose of Activity

Navigation Tips

SUMMARIZING (5 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Now let’s take a look at the Lesson Goals to see what we’ve covered so far.”

Refer to Handout 2A: Lesson Goals.

Purpose of Activity

FINDING A HEALTH TOPIC (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Let’s find a health topic. How about Falls and Older Adults? Locating this topic will show you how to find any topic on the NIHSeniorHealth website.”

Teaching Tips

FINDING 2 MORE HEALTH TOPICS (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Let’s find more health topics using the Health Topics A-Z page.”

TIME CHECK: 1 hour 10 minutes elapsed. About 1 hour left.

THE LEFT MENU (5 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Let’s look at the LEFT MENU to see what other types of information are available in the health topics.”

SUMMARIZING (5 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Now let’s take a look at the Lesson Goals to see what we’ve covered so far.”

Refer to Handout 2A: Lesson Goals.

Purpose of Activity

SCROLLING THROUGH A HEALTH TOPIC PAGE (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“Now that we understand how to use the Home Page and the Health Topics A-Z page to find a topic, let’s find out more about Falls and Older Adults.”

Purpose of Activity

Teaching Tips

ENLARGE, VIEW, AND CLOSE AN IMAGE (10 Minutes)

CORE ACTIVITY

“There are many images on the NIHSeniorHealth website. They help clarify the written information and add visual variety.”

Navigation Tips

SUMMARIZING (10 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Now let’s take a look at the Lesson Goals to see what we’ve covered so far.”

Refer to Handout 2A: Lesson Goals.

Purpose of Activity

NAVIGATING A HEALTH TOPIC (10 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“Let’s find out more about Falls and Older Adults by using the menu on the left, which is like a table of contents for this health topic.”

SUMMARIZING (5 Minutes)

“Now let’s take a look at the Lesson Goals to see what we’ve covered so far.”

WRAPPING UP (5 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“You have just succeeded in researching health information online. To accomplish this, you learned to

Here is a set of screen shots of the web pages we visited in class to help you recall what you learned.”

Pass out Handout 2C: Lesson Summary with Screen Shots.

Purpose of Activity

WRAPPING UP (CONTD.) (2 Minutes)

REINFORCEMENT ACTIVITY

“The NIHSeniorHealth website has many more features such as quizzes and videos, which we will explore in a future lesson.

Remember, always check with your doctor about health information you find on the Internet.

Here’s your take-home assignment, which will give you more practice with the skills you’ve learned today.”

Teaching Tip

END OF LESSON 2

HANDOUTS

HANDOUT 2A: Lesson Goals

During this lesson, you will learn to:

HANDOUT 2B: Glossary

 

HANDOUT 2C: Screen Shots

How to Use this Handout

HANDOUT 2C: Screen Shots

ANY QUESTIONS? LIST THEM HERE

 

 

Screen Shot 1: Home Page

NIHSeniorHealth Home Page with Health Topics by First Letter and Categories highlighted

Screen Shots the Features for Resizing Text and Changing Contrast

NIHSeniorHealth banner with the special features highlighted

Resize Text Feature is highlighted

Change Contrast feature is highlighted

Screen Shot 2: Health Topics A-Z Page

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Screen Shot 3: Health Topics A-Z Page

Screen Shot 3 Health Topics A-Z Page with Letter Falls and Older Adults highlighted

Screen Shot 4: Falls and Older Adults Topic: "About Falls"

Screen Shot 4: About Falls Page from the Falls and Older Adults topic

Screen Shot 5: Eating Well As You Get Older Topic: The Left Menu

Screen Shot 5: The left menu for Eating Well As You Get Older Topic with the In This Topic, Learn More, and Related Topics highlighted

Screen Shot 6: Image

Screen shot of image on topic page with caption Click image for description

Screen Shot 7: Image Enlarged in Separate Window

Screen Shot 7: Enlarge Image Opens in Separate Window after the image on the topic page

Screen Shot 8: Enlarged Image

Screen Shot 8: Enlarged image with the Close this Window and X highlighted

Screen Shot 9: Falls and Older Adults: "Causes and Rish Factors"

Screen Shot 9: The Causes and Risk Factors page in the FAlls and Older Adults Topic

 

Last reviewed: November 2013