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Harrop, Jennie A.; Casey, Rae; Shelton, Michelle – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
For adult students who have committed anew to completing a four-year bachelor's degree, prior learning assessment (PLA) can be a surprising bonus that affirms their previous life experiences, shortens the degree completion pathway, and ultimately lowers tuition dollars. What students typically do not realize as they enter the process, however, is…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Adult Students, Student Evaluation, Andragogy
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Washington, Edwina Thomas – Adult Learning, 2015
Bullying is a social problem. The proliferation of electronic technology has provided a new forum for bullies to harm victims. That is, bullies can transmit harmful text messages, photos, or video over the Internet and other digital communication devices to victims. This malpractice of technology-oriented phenomenon known as cyberbullying has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Bullying, Social Networks, Internet
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Kim, Byoung Wook; Lee, Won Gyu; Lee, Byeong Rae; Shon, Jin Gon – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Open Educational Resources (OER) is terminology that refers to educational resources (content and software) distributed through the Internet, free of charge and freely accessible, expanding learning opportunities for adult learners. This terminology first appeared around 2002, although its roots can be traced to the open architecture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Henson, Amy R. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine the extent that computer-related factors affect the success of nontraditional college students. Since nontraditional students typically have fewer skills than traditionally-aged students, they may be less efficacious regarding their ability to use technology. Unfortunately, such reduced confidence may…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Lin, Shinyi; Shih, Tse-Hua; Lu, Ruiling – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2013
Use of innovative learning/instruction mode, embedded in the Certification Pathway System (CPS) developed by Certiport TM, is geared toward Internet and Computing Benchmark & Mentor specifically for IC[superscript 3] certification. The Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC[superscript 3]), as an industry-based credentialing program,…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Internet, Information Technology, College Students
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Pegg, Ann; Di Paolo, Terry – Studies in Continuing Education, 2013
This paper seeks to advance our understanding of the credit transfer phenomenon in the UK, specifically how students draw on a credit as a form of institutional cultural capital. Drawing on interviews with 26 part-time mature learners, this paper examines the progressive and retrospective orientations to study that surfaced in students' accounts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Students
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Pearce, Nick; Learmonth, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2013
This paper details a case study of using Pinterest as an educational resource in an introductory anthropology course. Its use was evaluated through the data provided by the platform itself and focus groups. This evaluation found that Pinterest was a popular and useful tool for developing curated multimedia resources to support students' learning.…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anthropology, Internet, Social Networks
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Park, Ho-Ryong; Kim, Deoksoon – Computers & Education, 2011
This study investigates adult English language learners' reading-strategy use when they read online texts in hypermedia learning environments. The learners joined the online Independent English Study Group (IESG) and worked both individually and collaboratively. This qualitative case study aims (a) to assess college-level ESL learners' use of…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning, Prior Learning, English (Second Language)
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Nartgun, Senay – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
The study aims to identify the economic profiles of Open Education Faculty students and to determine the relationship between their economic profiles and the following of online courses using Internet. In the study survey model was used. The population of the study was composed of 4652 Anadolu University Open Education Faculty students who live in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Student Employment, Online Courses
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Gu, Xiaoqing; Zha, Chongping; Li, Shusu; Laffey, James M. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
A key problem in developing a virtual community for co-constructing learning resources is the need to have people volunteer to share their expertise. In this paper, we introduce the first phase of our research in which we examine strategies for encouraging participants to share in the system. We began by designing an intervention model based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expertise, Lifelong Learning, Participation