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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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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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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