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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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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
Eldakak, Sam – Online Submission, 2012
Computers can help the range of ways learners build up their own perception. Students who collect data from the Internet can be self-directed and independent. They can select sources to study and the connections to follow. Relying on the bounds laid down by teachers, the students may be in full control of their subjects and their studies. Students…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Multimedia Materials
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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