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Scully-Russ, Ellen; Cseh, Maria; Hakimi, Lily; Philip, Jerry; Lundgren, Henriette; Ralston, D. J. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, some US workers became "essential" overnight and were, therefore, ineligible to work from home. Millions of these workers put their lives at risk to keep society functioning. So, why do we undervalue those we cannot live without? This article explores the transformative potential of learning in and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Transformative Learning, Labor Force Development
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Gnanadass, Edith; Merriweather, Lisa R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Teaching and learning in times of crisis like the Coronavirus pandemic is less about crisis management and more about humanizing the crisis. Restorying COVID begins with understanding our students and ourselves as whole people, and their multidimensional needs--academic, socio-emotional, and socio-cultural, including racialization, social class,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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Znamenak, Kyle; Lieberth, Mitch; Murphy, Jennifer L.; Sheaffer, Auburn – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This article narrates the experiences of four former PhD students who completed the transition from graduate student to graduates with PhDs during unprecedented external events: The COVID-19 pandemic and a period of civil unrest in response to the 2020 police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. The authors reflect on some commonalities in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, COVID-19, Pandemics, Racial Bias
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Schmidt, Steven W.; English, Leona M.; Carr-Chellman, Ali – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, through trial and error and sharing stories of successes and failures, have resulted in progress in the quest to resume what we refer to as normal or regular college life for students, faculty, and staff. However, it is doubtful that we will ever get back to the exact same situation that we were in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, College Students
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Green, Wendy M.; Hoffman, Alexander; Manlapaz, Mariel; Foshee, Cecile M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the way that healthcare is delivered in the United States and has likewise affected the way that health professions education is taught. This article reports a case study of a cohort-based health professions education program that was forced to transition from a blended model to a fully virtual…
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Change, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This article discusses the interwoven disruptions caused by the multiple crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, violent incidents against persons of color, social justice concerns, and political and civil unrest. Discussion will center on how these crises impacted and continue to affect careers, schools, workplaces, and personal lives. The chapter will…
Descriptors: Reflection, Equal Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Hill, Lilian H.; Isaac-Savage, E. Paulette – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This autoethnographic study documents the stories of two adult education faculty members' experiences when their respective academic programs were closed. We situate our stories within changes in higher education economics and two theoretical frameworks: expectancy theory and psychological contract theory. Despite our isolation as the sole faculty…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Program Termination, College Faculty, Adult Educators
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Wlodarsky, Rachel L.; Hansman, Catherine A. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This article highlights the multiple crises experienced since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 that have encouraged adult educators to rethink and revitalize their professional practices to respond to learners with understanding and care as they work through their own challenges. The reflections and perspectives shared inform our own…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Educational Innovation, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Wlodarsky, Rachel L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This article describes the disintegration of boundaries of work and family life due to the COVID-19 pandemic and makes visible the chaotic state in which academic and other professional mothers were forced to function. She discusses the struggle to separate personal from professional life, social isolation, lack of motivation and resource…
Descriptors: Reflection, Family Work Relationship, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Belzer, Alisa; Leon, Tesa; Patterson, Margaret; Salas-Isnardi, Federico; Vanek, Jen; Webb, Corlis – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2022
This article describes programmatic and instructional responses to the shutdown and the changing needs of learners that were triggered by the spread of COVID-19. It reports on the findings of a group of researchers who interviewed a convenience sample of state adult education staff, program managers, instructional leaders and supervisors, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
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Luckritz Marquis, Timothy – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Facilitation of online learning relies on an intentionally designed strategy for embedded formative assessment and scaffolding in order to encourage adult learner engagement with the educator, fellow learners, and the learning content. This article examines the nature of online formative assessment by discussing prior studies and offering practice…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Electronic Learning, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Adult Students
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Alston, Geleana D.; Hansman, Catherine A.; Freeman, Steven – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This article describes equity-focused online facilitation. Online approaches for fostering equity and strategies for inclusive practices are explained.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Online Courses, Adult Students, Inclusion
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon; Munro, Andrea; Popoola, Racheal – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This article defines deep learning and describes how four technology-based activities can be used to promote deep learning in the online environment. The rationale for their use along with benefits, limitations, and alternatives are explored.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Learning Activities
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Ralston-Berg, Penny; Braatz, Heather – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This article examines the design structure and interface of online courses and explains how program-wide design standards can benefit the learner, educator, and organization as a whole. Standards in program design can help support learner success, and these examples serve as a guide when designing, updating, or improving online adult and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Standards, Program Design
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Baldwin, Cheryl K.; Krishnamurti, Praveen – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
This article describes a set of differentiated strategies for supporting the needs of online learners. Ways to combine technological tools with self-directed learning supports are explained.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Independent Study
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