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Imel, Susan – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
Susan Imel is retired from Ohio State University. From December 1981 until December 2003, she was the Adult Education Specialist at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education and Director from 1987 through 2003. This essay begins with a brief overview of the ERIC system including goals for the clearinghouses, followed by a…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Databases, Clearinghouses, Career Education
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Wang, Victor C. X.; Torrisi-Steele, Geraldine – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2015
While many educators in higher education are using technologies in their teaching, their use of technology is generally restricted to meeting purposes of convenience and efficiency. Rarely are the affordances of technology being exploited by educators in higher education in order to develop teaching strategies that truly engage students, and help…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Bennett, Leslie A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2008
Virtual environments (VEs) are growing in popularity among educators and have unique potential for online learning. This paper describes the unique characteristics of VEs that make them an effective venue for online learning due to increased environmental presence. Unique characteristics of VEs include nature of visual stimuli, control of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Smith, Douglas H. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and Human Resource Development (HRD) have grown tremendously in the last quarter century. ACE experienced tremendous growth in the 60s and 70s, with over 17 million attending colleges and universities, and local school and community adult education programs by the end of the 1970s. More ACE programs were started…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Continuing Education, Labor Force Development
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Hatcher, Tim; Bowles, Tuere – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
Human resource development (HRD) as a scholarly endeavor and as a practice is often criticized in the adult education (AE) literature and by AE scholars as manipulative and oppressive and, through training and other interventions, controlling workers for strictly economic ends (Baptiste, 2001; Cunningham, 2004; Schied, 2001; Welton, 1995).…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Adult Education, Human Resources, Critical Theory