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Joseph, Siny; Oh, Jung; Ackerman, Patricia – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
Faculty members often collaborate on research and service projects, but teaching remains a relatively solitary activity (Gizir & Simsek, 2005 ; Ramsden, 1998 ). While students attend classes taught by various faculty members, faculty members remain largely unaware of the innovative and pedagogical improvements in teaching made by their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Undergraduate Study, College Faculty
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Rabourn, Karyn E.; BrckaLorenz, Allison; Shoup, Rick – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
Adult learners are a growing population in U.S. postsecondary education who experience distinct barriers to academic success. However, higher education institutions continue to create and adhere to policies that favor traditional college students. Thus, adult learner experiences must be better understood to ensure this population is supported.…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Adult Students, Learner Engagement, Comparative Analysis
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McKenna, Kelly – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
This study investigated the online higher education learning space of a doctoral program offered at a distance. It explored the learning space, the stakeholders, utilization, and creators of the space. Developing a successful online classroom experience that incorporates an engaging environment and dynamic community setting conducive to learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education
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McDonald, Nancy A. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
Competency-based higher education focuses on workplace competencies and often enables students to progress at their own pace. The university in this case study decided to pursue competency-based education (CBE) to offer working adults a convenient, self-paced way to earn a bachelor's degree. The mission of the university--to provide open access to…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Competency Based Education, Adult Education, Case Studies
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Choi, Hee Jun; Kim, Byoung Uk – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
Few empirical studies of adult distance learners' decisions to drop out of degree programs have used large enough sample sizes to generalize the findings or data sets drawn from multiple online programs that address various subjects. Accordingly, in this study, we used a large administrative data set drawn from multiple online degree programs to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Dropout Rate, College Students
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Schulte, Marthann – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
This article explores the allusion possibilities for distance education career pathways and the well-known hierarchy of needs--a theory first introduced by American psychologist Abraham Maslow. A grounding concept learned by all Psychology 101 students in high school or college, Maslow's theory can provide a similar base for understanding,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Distance Education, Career Development, Needs
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Boyle, Mike; Gotcher, David; Otts, David – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
In 2008, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) formed a special committee to make recommendations to increase the educational attainment of Tennessee adults. Called the Making Opportunity Affordable-Tennessee (MOA-TN) Adult Strategies Group, the new committee was convened with 23 higher education officials from across the state with…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Adult Students, Student Evaluation, Labor Force Development
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Schulte, Marthann; Custard, Holly; Cunningham, Mark; Major, Debbie; Murray, Ashley P.; Stone, Alexandria – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
"Career pathways" is the collective term for a workforce development strategy to support workers as they transition from education into jobs. Adopted at the federal, state, and local levels, the strategy increases education, training, and learning opportunities for America's current and emerging workforce. As workers mature, career…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Career Development, Labor Force Development
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Hou, Andy; Rogers, Lynda M. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
This article examines the enrollment patterns of a continuing education institution over 25 years of its history. The institution is an auxiliary unit of a major state university system with the mission of providing postgraduate professional training to nonmatriculated students. Our study illustrates that both the quantity and the quality of…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Professional Training
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Richards, Kelly; Bell, Tamara; Dwyer, Angela – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
The quality of feedback provided to university students has long been recognised as the most important predictor of student learning and satisfaction. However, providing quality feedback to students is challenging in the current context, in which universities increasingly rely on casualised and inexperienced academic staff to assess undergraduate…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Student Satisfaction
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Klein, Jillian – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
In July 2014, the U.S. Department of Education announced a new round of experimental sites focusing on competency-based education. Capella University was selected to participate in three of the Department of Education's competency-based education (CBE) experiments and began by implementing the prior learning assessment experiment, which allows…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Competency Based Education, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation
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Hennessey, Megan J. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
Throughout continuing education focusing on the adult learner, standardized and sometimes even effective measures of instructor performance have remained elusive. As Smith (2012) stated, "Teaching practice cannot be measured according to lists of competencies or techniques, it cannot be safeguarded by a collection of prescriptions for good…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Best Practices, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Andrade, Cláudia; van Rhijn, Tricia; Coimbra, Susana – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
In recent years, higher education institutions have made efforts to attract people who are either in the labor market or unemployed to the educational system. Accordingly, the participation of nontraditional students in postsecondary education has been increasing over the years in Portugal, including working students and working student parents.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Family School Relationship, Conflict
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Walker, Kimberly Young; Okpala, Comfort – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
This study explored the interconnectedness of the transfer student experience and used it as a foundational framework to inform the administrative leadership on a North Carolina, midsized, historically Black college of the existing transfer students' experiences. This study focused on (a) how transfer students at a midsized historically black…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Covelli, Bonnie J. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2017
Online education continues to grow, and the application of theory to practice becomes increasingly important as practitioners examine the impact technology has on e-classroom interaction. Adult students, in particular, look for interaction that is collaborative and student-centered. A common area for dialogue within the online classroom is the…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Adult Learning, Adult Students
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