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ERIC Number: ED569968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
How to Assess if QM Can Break Down Barriers
Kaelin, Roy A.
Adult Higher Education Alliance, Paper presented at the Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference (36th, Orlando, Florida, March 10-11, 2016)
Requiring savvy, online courses can present a perceived barrier to adult learners for a variety of reasons, but ease of access due to inadequate navigability should not be one of those barriers. Re-tooling online courses to standards of Quality Matters (QM) can lessen that barrier to access, making adult learners more participatory. Internal statistics gathered routinely by a learning management system (LMS) can test this claim, as a way to show successful, measurable increases in participation. Though only an approximate method at this time, as presented herein, a detailed examination of user-progress data from a standard, stable LMS appears nominally promising for development into a prospective analytic tool of assessment of adult learners. [For the complete proceedings, see ED569961.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)