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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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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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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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Sharp, Laurie A.; Whaley, Brigette – Adult Learning, 2018
Online learning has become an established and customary way for adults to learn. Adult educators are challenged with promoting learner engagement through online collaborative teaching practices, such as wiki-based learning experiences. Although much literature was available regarding use of wikis to promote writing processes among adults, little…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Online Courses, Brainstorming
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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