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Knapke, Jacqueline; Haynes, Erin; Breen, Julie; Kuhnell, Pierce; Smith, Laura; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen – Online Learning, 2016
In the last two decades, online learning has transformed the field of higher education. Also during this time, institutions of higher education have seen increases in their adult learner populations. The flexibility and accessibility of an online education model is often particularly appealing to adult learners, who bring unique needs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Epidemiology, Andragogy, Academic Achievement
Roberts, Larry N. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With more adults seeking unique and meaningful learning experiences in both recreational and professional arenas, informal learning institutions, such as museums, zoos, and botanical gardens are a natural source. Informal learning opportunities are the business of these institutions; moreover, a goal in education mission statements of many of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Style, Informal Education, Museums
Dedic, Velimir; Markovic, Suzana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Implementing Web-based educational environment requires not only developing appropriate architectures, but also incorporating human factors considerations. User interface becomes the major channel to convey information in e-learning context: a well-designed and friendly enough interface is thus the key element in helping users to get the best…
Descriptors: Computer Interfaces, Computer Science Education, Programming, Correlation
Putman, Paul G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Adult learners can develop leadership skills and competencies such as conflict management and negotiation skills. Virtual simulations are among the emerging new technologies available to adult educators and trainers to help adults develop various leadership competencies. This study explored the impact of conflict management tactics as well as…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Cognitive Style, Computer Simulation, Adult Students
Deever, Walter Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
More than half of adults in the USA have quantitative literacy ratings at or below a basic level. This lack of literacy often becomes a barrier to employability. To overcome this barrier, adults are returning to college to improve their quantitative skills and complete an undergraduate education, often through an accelerated degree program. A…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Adult Learning, Nontraditional Students, Workshops
Spear Ellinwood, Karen Courtenay – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explores the web-navigation practices of adult learners in higher education and re-conceptualizes the concept of the organizing circumstance of self-managed learning, originated by Spear and Mocker (1984). The theoretical framework draws on funds of knowledge theory from a cultural historical perspective and elaborates a Vygotskian…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Learning Experience, Internet
Hernandez, Julie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship existed between learning styles and course completion of students in an online continuing education Program. A quantitative analysis was conducted of the learning styles and completion rates of 34 enrollees in the University of California at Davis Winemaking…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Continuing Education