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Yang, Jia-Lin; McKenzie, Sophie – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
The aim of education in the 21st century is to cultivate a whole person, not just a professional. Therefore, obtaining an academic qualification (standard credentials) is not enough and other qualities (soft credentials) are also important, including the ability to properly package and present one's credentials and capabilities. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Undergraduate Students, College Science
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Erichsen, Elizabeth Anne; DeLorme, Lyn; Connelley, Rosalinda; Okurut-Ibore, Christine; McNamara, Lisa; Aljohani, Obaidalah – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2013
An internal assessment was conducted utilizing a sociotechnical systems approach and cultural lens as a means of exploring the dynamics of a blended doctoral program. Blended learning environments were conceived of as sociotechnical systems, and blended programs were defined as programs that utilize multimodal means for the mediation of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Program Effectiveness, Computer Science, Online Courses
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Kasworm, Carol – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2011
Current understandings of a knowledge economy have been emerging from two defining forces: the rise in quality and intensity of knowledge as a key commodity for economic development and the increasing globalization through information technology of both knowledge exchange and economic activities. The future of adult higher education is focused on…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Global Approach, Lifelong Learning