III. Rationale: Adults and the Use of Internet

by Marie Wallace

WordPress as an LMS: Adult Learning Rationale: Adults and the Use of Internet

Adults are consumers of the World Wide Web for numerous reasons: commerce, socialization, and curation and information gathering.

Only 15% of adults in the United States, according to Pew Research Center, do not use the internet which means 85% of adults access the internet. Of the 15% of the non-adopters, approximately 40% are over the age of 65.

Other variables such as rural settings, income, and educational level factor in adoption and usage as well.

Another Pew Study highlights that in October 2015 68% of ALL adults in the US have and use a smartphone.