Adult Learning

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Spring

Adult Education and the Social Media Revolution
The advent of Web 2.0 and the spread of social software tools have created new and exciting opportunities for designers of digitally-mediated education programs for adults. Whether working in fully online, blended, or face-to-face learning contexts,...
Designing and Fostering Effective Online Group Projects
Collaborative learning is a hallmark of adult education and a popular instructional strategy (Payne & Monk-Turner, 2006; Smith, 2005). For over a decade, as an educator of adult learners, I have integrated group work into courses. Every course...
Educator, Planner and Advocate: Higher Education for Adults in the New Millennium
Individuals, corporations, institutions of higher education, and societies need to be knowledgeable, efficient, and savvy to be competitive in today's world. Increases in technology have changed employment roles and it is predicted that many individuals...
Perspectives on Adult Education: Reflections on the 2010 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education
As one of the co-editors of the Handbook of adult and continuing education, 2010 edition, I have been asked to write a brief column on trends in research. I find this a daunting, and for me, impossible task. First of all, I was one of three co-editors...
Short-Duration Mindfulness Training with Adult Learners
The adult learner is typically a motivated student who comes to class prepared to pay attention (Ross-Gordon, 2003). They also come with cognitive and emotional stimuli not related to the course's content, which can be distracting especially at the...
The Role of Adult Education Philosophy in Facilitating the Online Classroom
Teaching philosophy is much more than just teaching style, or a framework for a course. It can be defined as our beliefs about life that are carried out in our teaching practice, which serve as a foundation for our educational philosophies (Zinn, 2004)....
Trust in Online Collaborative Groups: A Constructivist Psychodynamic View
Trust represents one of the most critical issues facing online collaborative groups. The growth of online courses and programs and the growth of collaborative learning pedagogical strategies through the text-based online environment can make trust...
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