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Sessoms, Amber M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Adults learn and develop in various contexts, which affect how they construct and reconstruct aspects of their identities. Such identity construction and reconstruction can occur through mediated or unmediated means. Within the context of this study, adult identity development through unmediated learning within digital spaces is analyzed. Specific…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Human Body, Critical Theory
Londt, Susan Cole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The Digital Family Oral History Pilot (DFOHP) data were collected and catalogued on a private website blog for family members to learn about their grandfather (ALP) who died without telling his own story. This study examined the outcomes and perceptions of the family members who were engaged with the pilot. A self-selected sample of 17 family…
Descriptors: Genealogy, Oral History, Adult Learning, Web Sites
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
Dunlap, Erik Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study investigated the perceptions of workplace safety held by industry leaders who were near completion of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This was a qualitative study that utilized interpretivism as the theoretical framework. The study sought to answer four research questions. (1) How do participants conceptualize…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Investigations, Industry, Occupational Safety and Health