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ERIC Number: EJ1121633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
Toward a Learner-Centered System for Adult Learning
Hermans, Henry; Kalz, Marco; Koper, Rob
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v31 n1 p2-13 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present an e-learning system that integrates the use of concepts of virtual learning environments, personal learning environments, and social network sites. The system is based on a learning model which comprises and integrates three learning contexts for the adult learner: the formal, instructional context, the personal context for learning management, and the social peer context. The paper outlines how the Open University of the Netherlands (OUN) implemented this model in the OpenU system and has piloted this system within the field of a MSc Program in the learning sciences. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes the design and development of an integrated e-learning system following an ADDIE-based strategy and shows how the resulting system has been piloted. Findings: The result of the design and development process is an integrated e-learning system that was piloted with the OUN. Research limitations/implications: The limitations of the paper are that the paper reports only on the learner perspective. The paper does not report on the implication for faculty and staff. Additionally, a key question that needs further research is how the integrated approach will affect learner dropout rates. Originality/value: The value of the paper is that it provides an integrated e-learning approach, bringing together the personal, formal as well as informal context into one system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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