ERIC Number: EJ917801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 15
Innovation in Doctoral Degrees Designed for Adult Learners: A Hybrid Model in Personal Financial Planning
Grable, John E.
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n129 p43-51 Spr 2011
Innovation in doctoral degree program development and delivery provides an effective counterpoint to the expert-apprentice model established in the Middle Ages. The author outlines the importance of innovation in reaching adult learners and describes an innovative hybrid PhD program designed to allow aspiring doctoral adult-age students to pursue a degree by providing access to education at a distance. He describes how this innovative program was designed to overcome traditional barriers to higher education to meet the needs of today's adult-age learner while maintaining rigorous quality.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Doctoral Degrees, Program Development, Educational Innovation, Money Management, Financial Services, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Supervision, Mentors, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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