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Online Strategies for Supporting Adult Learners. ED5006-8 Michele Dougherty November 12, 2011 Glen Gatin. Trends in Higher Education. Growth in higher education National Center for Educational Services Financial crises in higher education. The IT and Net Gen Learning Paradigm

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online strategies for supporting adult learners

Online Strategies for Supporting Adult Learners

ED5006-8

Michele Dougherty

November 12, 2011

Glen Gatin

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Trends in Higher Education

  • Growth in higher education
  • National Center for Educational Services
  • Financial crises in higher education
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The IT and Net Gen Learning Paradigm

  • Recruitment of adult learners since 1970s
  • Serving adult learners
  • Andragogy
characteristics of adult learners
Characteristics of Adult Learners

Adult Learner Characteristics

  • Self motivation
  • Curiosity about learning
  • Extensive work and life experiences
  • Critical thinking skills
  • The capacity to engage in self-directed learning
  • The ability to apply their perspectives and experiences to course content
benefits of online learning environments
Benefits of Online Learning Environments
  • Multiple role playing
  • Time saving and management
  • Flexibility and convenience
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Better academic performance

  • Instructional effectiveness
  • Deeper student-faculty interaction
  • More involved in the program
  • Value on self-improvement and job enhancement
student or customer
Student or Customer
  • Students as customer
  • Students as students
  • Student expectations
learning style
Learning Style
  • Processing information
  • How one learns new information
  • Effective learning
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One Size Does Not Fit All

  • Interactive Environments
  • Active Involvement
  • Digital natives
  • Implications
ubiquitous learning
Ubiquitous Learning
  • Digital delivery
  • Virtual space
  • Flexibility and adaptability
meaningful delivery
Meaningful Delivery
  • Aligning teaching strategies with learning preferences
  • Enhanced learning
  • Asynchronous instruction
tying it together
Tying it Together
  • Flexible teaching methods
  • New Learning spaces
  • Adaptable and changing learning preferences
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