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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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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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Goings, Ramon B. – Adult Learning, 2018
This qualitative study investigated the academic and social experiences and life events that propelled 13 Black male nontraditional undergraduates to transition back to college and explored the various programs and institutional agents these men used once on campus. Findings indicated that participant's faced challenges with college as…
Descriptors: Males, Undergraduate Students, Nontraditional Students, Blacks
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Korostyshevskiy, Vladislav – Adult Learning, 2018
Ability to communicate using spoken language occurs naturally in children earlier than they learn how to use written language. Throughout persons' lives, their ability to use spoken language is being continuously maintained and further developed. As a result, spoken language has greater capacities to form and organize thoughts than those of…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Speech Communication, Communication Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Glance, Dorea; Rhinehart, Alessandra; Brown, Amanda – Adult Learning, 2018
Drawing upon foundations in constructivist philosophies, learner-centered and flipped-classroom pedagogies, the Learn, Expand, Engage (LEE) Model for teaching clinical skills across the mental health helping professions is presented. Utilizing and incorporating strengths of multiple helping professions, the goals of this model is to enable…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Allied Health Occupations Education, Constructivism (Learning), Student Centered Learning
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Acheampong, Cassandra – Adult Learning, 2018
Happenstance learning theory posits that unexpected events can have lasting positive impacts on individual learning and development. In this reflection, a U.S. doctoral student shares how an unexpected opportunity occurred to participate in a cultural immersion experience in Ghana, West Africa. Along with learning outcomes that resulted,…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Learning Theories, Study Abroad, Immersion Programs