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Gardner, Denise M.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Miller, Abigail – Journal of Extension, 2018
We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most…
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Barriers, Best Practices
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Suárez-Perdomo, Arminda; Byrne, Sonia; Rodrigo, Maria-José – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The quality of the online resources for parents offering access to open knowledge has hardly received attention despite their increasing number. This paper provides a framework to examine the ethical and content quality of parenting resources. The ethical criteria were based on "the Health on the Net" (HON) framework whereas the content…
Descriptors: Ethics, Information Sources, Child Rearing, Web Sites
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Whaley, Brigette – Adult Learning, 2018
Online learning has become an established and customary way for adults to learn. Adult educators are challenged with promoting learner engagement through online collaborative teaching practices, such as wiki-based learning experiences. Although much literature was available regarding use of wikis to promote writing processes among adults, little…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Online Courses, Brainstorming
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Leung, Javier – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2018
Teachers have many options for continuing education and professional development. Online platforms are 1 option that can provide 24/7 access to professional development. This article describes an analysis of utilization patterns of resources and site features in 1 online professional development platform for K-12 teachers in the state of Missouri…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Elementary School Teachers
Monagle, Laura L. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Congressional offices are frequently contacted by constituents who are researching how to pay for postsecondary education. This report identifies various online sources targeted to students and parents that provide information on planning and acquiring funds for postsecondary education. Some resources also contain information on repaying,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, College Students, Access to Information, Web Sites
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Barbagallo, A.; Formica, A. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2017
ELSE (E-Learning for the Semantic ECM) is an ontology-based system which integrates semantic search methodologies and e-learning technologies. It has been developed within a project of the CME (Continuing Medical Education) program--ECM (Educazione Continua nella Medicina) for Italian participants. ELSE allows the creation of e-learning courses…
Descriptors: Semantics, Electronic Learning, Professional Continuing Education, Medical Education
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Sapsaglam, Özkan; Engin, Kübra – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Family is the elementary school for children in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills. Qualities of family affect children directly. Supporting families in terms of children's education and increasing their efficiencies will also positively affect children. Thus, schools should consider not only children, but also their families while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Kindergarten, Parent Education
Vanek, Jenifer B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research explores the difficulties faced by many migrant, refugee, and immigrant adults confronted with technological ubiquity in economically developed countries. Preparing migrant adult learners for the digital world by building digital literacy skills can help to maintain home language proficiency, support English language learning, and…
Descriptors: Migrants, Adult Learning, Computer Literacy, Media Literacy
Sessoms, Amber M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Adults learn and develop in various contexts, which affect how they construct and reconstruct aspects of their identities. Such identity construction and reconstruction can occur through mediated or unmediated means. Within the context of this study, adult identity development through unmediated learning within digital spaces is analyzed. Specific…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Human Body, Critical Theory
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Langellotto, Gail Ann; Dorn, Sheri – Journal of Extension, 2016
Developing an online resource site for Extension master gardener (EMG) coordinators is an ongoing project for Extension collaborators. Begun in 2014, the website includes peer-reviewed resources focused on best practices in volunteer management and program administration. The website is organized according to nine resource categories (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Technology, Web Sites, Gardening
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Tisdell, Elizabeth J.; Wright, Robin Redmon; Taylor, Edward W. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2016
This article reports on the findings of a quantitative survey of North American adult education faculty and a textual analysis of websites of adult education graduate programs in North America conducted in the fall of 2013. This study examined background information about adult education faculty and programs; the nature of faculty work interests,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Teacher Surveys, Web Sites
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Bredlöv, Eleonor – Studies in Continuing Education, 2016
This study focuses on the recruitment of adults to the beauty industry in Sweden. It is concerned with a move in (beauty) education away from state and towards private provision in a wider context where education is becoming more heavily marketised. Drawing on a poststructural approach inspired by the work of Foucault and feminist theory, the…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Adults, Industry, Foreign Countries
Bannin, B. Pidgeon – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The adult learner has experienced a massive change in learning options. From a traditional face-to-face classroom with the professor imparting knowledge to a mobile digital learning venue that encourages self-direction and transformative learning, the student is the focus and the professor becomes the facilitator. Adult learners seek out learning…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Selvi, Kiymet; Baldan, Betül; Alagöz, Yaprak – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of the study to examine the characteristics of the programs conducted by the Continuing Education Centers (CECs), to reveal whether these programs serve for equality, and to identify the institutional barriers related to the CEC programs against adult education. CECs aim to fulfill the educational needs of adults and/or sectors in…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Implementation, Universities, Higher Education
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Yettick, Holly – Urban Education, 2016
If school choice programs are to provide any degree of equitable access to educational opportunities, then useful information about academic quality needs to be available to all participants, not just those who hob knob with the school board members or chat with the superintendent over the backyard fence. This study draws upon a unique data set to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Information Utilization, Educational Quality, Information Sources
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