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Roumell, Elizabeth Anne – Adult Learning, 2019
In adult education, we have skilled instructional designers, expertise in structuring learning events and delivering content, and we have robust learning theories to draw from, and yet the effective transfer of learning still seems elusive. Recent literature reviews on learning transfer indicate that a large percentage of adult learning does not…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Educational Practices
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia – Adult Learning, 2019
Whitney Zimmerman, writes about a dilemma she faced while coordinating and teaching an online undergraduate statistics course. The course included many short example videos, but students often requested video lectures. Such long videos contradict mainstream educational research that suggests videos be short in duration. Zimmerman, explains how the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon – Adult Learning, 2019
Adult educators in higher education settings often facilitate topics that stir difficult dialogues on race and racism. In the United States, an increased population of racially diverse individuals set against the backdrop of our current sociopolitical climate, suggests the need for authentic conversations surrounding race remain critical. By…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Adult Education, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Knox, Alan B. – Adult Learning, 2019
Alan B. Knox writes in this article that the systemic lens for his practice perspective is focused on five related issues that have animated his previous engagement as a practitioner and scholar, and that shape his views of alternative futures for educators of adults. They are: (1) creative connections: intentions, diversity; (2) sustained…
Descriptors: Praxis, Adult Educators, Intention, Student Diversity
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Morris, Thomas Howard – Adult Learning, 2019
Fostering adult learners' competence to adapt appropriately to our ever-changing world is a primary concern of adult education. The purpose of the present article is novel and examines whether the consideration of "modes of learning" (instruction, performance, and inquiry) could assist in the design of adult education that facilitates…
Descriptors: Adults, Adult Education, Independent Study, Social Change
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Ouellette-Schramm, Jennifer – Adult Learning, 2019
Many adult English language learners (ELLs) aspire toward postsecondary educational programs but do not go on to obtain college credentials after beginning classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) or community college English as a second or other language classes to prepare for college-level English. Understanding how adult ELLs experience learning…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Adult Learning, English (Second Language), Constructivism (Learning)
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Kwon, Chang-kyu – Adult Learning, 2019
Self-determination in career development of people with disabilities has been a widely studied topic among researchers. However, previous research shows that this concept has been narrowly defined as a skill set that individuals can acquire. This article maintains that there is a gap in and a need for understanding and developing the…
Descriptors: Career Development, Disabilities, Self Determination, Job Skills
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Al Lily, Abdulrahman Essa; Alhazmi, Ahmed Ali – Adult Learning, 2019
Poverty is discussed here from pedagogical and therefore instructional perspectives. It is analyzed in novel ways, seeing charities as environments wherein adult learning occurs. Charities are shown as overlooked "adult learning institutions" that "instruct" the poor by conveying to them (indirectly "through" the type…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Donors, Private Financial Support
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Rogers-Shaw, Carol; Carr-Chellman, Davin J.; Choi, Jinhee – Adult Learning, 2018
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for the teaching-learning transaction that conceptualizes knowledge through learner-centered foci emphasizing accessibility, collaboration, and community. Given the importance of access to achieving social justice, UDL is a promising approach to meeting all learners' needs more effectively. In…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Guidelines, Adult Students, Online Courses
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Lohr, Kathy D.; Haley, Karen J. – Adult Learning, 2018
Adult learners are taking advantage of the availability and convenience of online education. Mature learners in online higher education classrooms bring a wealth of experience filtered through cultural, generational, and socioeconomical differences. The purpose of this research was to explore community building in an online graduate course by…
Descriptors: Cues, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Adult Learning
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Martin, Moira – Adult Learning, 2018
Community college classrooms afford students from a variety of backgrounds the possibility to engage and inform one another with respect to their unique perspectives and life experiences. Unfortunately, in many of these situations, students find themselves self-critical, and their internal comparisons with others may impede the potential of a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Transformative Learning, Community Colleges, Metacognition
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Cherrstrom, Catherine A.; Zarestky, Jill; Deer, Shannon – Adult Learning, 2018
Adult learners often experience uncertainty, isolation, and, in graduate school, angst about meeting program requirements. Therefore, graduate students created and facilitated a seminar series and preliminary examination study group. The experience, however, transcended seminars and study meetings to build relevant and meaningful community. The…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Graduate Students, Qualitative Research, Communities of Practice
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Glowacki-Dudka, Michelle; Mullett, Cathy; Griswold, Wendy; Baize-Ward, Amy; Vetor-Suits, Crissy; Londt, Susan Cole – Adult Learning, 2018
Using a framework of care to design experiences in formal or informal learning does two things. It acknowledges intentions of reflective learning through open communication and meets expectations of scholars seeking knowledge within a learning community. This proposed framework was developed from programs involving popular education, community…
Descriptors: Models, Popular Education, Adult Education, Community Education
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Majeski, Robin A.; Stover, Merrily; Valais, Teresa – Adult Learning, 2018
The community of inquiry (COI) model identifies elements which are fundamental to a successful online learning experience, namely, teaching presence, cognitive presence, and social presence. The model has received empirical support as a useful framework for understanding the online learning experience. A limitation of the model is its…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Inquiry, Electronic Learning, Models
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Lee, Jung Min; Rogers, Aracelis; Young, William – Adult Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify selected characteristics of current Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members in Florida and then compare the results between Florida and non-Florida institutes. This study was primarily quantitative and employed the Demographic and Behavioral Trends Survey (DBTS) with the addition of four…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Individual Characteristics, Adult Education, Retirement
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