ERIC Number: EJ1092278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluation and Application of Andragogical Assumptions to the Adult Online Learning Environment
Blondy, Laurie C.
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v6 n2 p116-130 Sum 2007
The usefulness and application of andragogical assumptions has long been debated by adult educators. The assumptions of andragogy are often criticized due to the lack of empirical evidence to support them, even though several educational theories are represented within the assumptions. In adult online education, these assumptions represent an ideal starting point for educators to use in their instructional approach. Application of these assumptions with respect to the type of course being taught and individual student needs can help create a learner centered approach to online education.
Descriptors: Andragogy, Adult Learning, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Learner Controlled Instruction, Independent Study, Prior Learning, School Readiness, Problem Based Learning, Student Motivation, Misconceptions, Educational Practices
University of Alabama. 152 Rose Administration, P.O. Box 870104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Web site: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
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