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Pickett, Shannon Dianne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past 2 decades, the number of adult learners seeking an online education has dramatically increased, but student retention and degree completion rates for adult students are lower than those of other student populations. Research has shown that adult learners working full time achieve at higher levels than adult learners who are not…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Electronic Learning, Work Attitudes, Motivation
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Alario-Hoyos, Carlos; Estévez-Ayres, Iria; Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar; Delgado Kloos, Carlos; Fernández-Panadero, Carmen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have changed the way in which OER (Open Educational Resources) are bundled by teachers and consumed by learners. MOOCs represent an evolution towards the production and offering of structured quality OER. Many institutions that were initially reluctant to providing OER have, however, joined the MOOC wave.…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ng, Clarence – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
The present study aimed to examine distance learners' goal profiles and their contrasting patterns of learning and achievements at three different points during an academic year, i.e. in the beginning of the course in relation to learners' general orientations to learning, at the middle of the course in relation to learners' completion of an…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Student Characteristics, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2014, taking place in Porto, Portugal, from 4 to 6 of April. Psychology, in our time, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Prevention
Boone, Timothy Keith – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Evidence suggests that many adult learners have not developed the competencies needed to fully function effectively in today's society. Questions remain, however, on the levels of influence exerted on self-direction and motivation among this population. The purpose of this correlational study using a multiple measurements assessment approach was…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Student Motivation, Private Colleges
Hutto, Debra Jean – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs serve those students who, for whatever reason, have left the educational system without attaining a regular high school diploma. Because of the manner in which they may have left the school system, many have negative emotions and personal agency beliefs hindering their…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Quasiexperimental Design, High School Equivalency Programs, Learning Strategies
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Faber, Niels R.; Maruster, Laura; Jorna, Rene J.; van Haren, Rob J. F. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2012
In small businesses with no employees, learning environments have a low learning readiness. Consequently, learners need to rely on their own agency to shape their learning experiences. Results from a study of agricultural entrepreneurs indicated that the components of motivation and self-regulated learning strategies shape learner's agency and…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Agricultural Occupations, Entrepreneurship, Workplace Learning
Begotka, James – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Many two-year colleges throughout the nation are intentionally redesigning developmental education programming and practices directed at improving student preparedness and success. Theoretical works from Bloom and Knowles have established that the affective domain is significant to learner preparedness and eventual success, specifically for adult…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Alignment (Education), Developmental Studies Programs
Bostwick, Dana T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated what components of background demographics and motivation orientation in learning impact career selection and educational aspirations for adult students participating in a post-secondary institution in West Virginia, one of the Washington, DC, metropolitan areas. The research boundaries set for the area of learning…
Descriptors: Evidence, Careers, Learning Theories, Income