Leveraging Adult Student Value in the E-Learning Environment - A Pedagogical Shift
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Scheuermann, M. (2003). Leveraging Adult Student Value in the E-Learning Environment - A Pedagogical Shift. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 2564-2566). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2003
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Caroline Crawford, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Adult students bring myriad experiences, knowledge, and expectations to our virtual classrooms. This challenges us to reexamine our pedagogical constructs. Many adult students who engage in e-learning have limited time, are responsible for dependents, are part-time students, and work full time. At work, their modern organizations are evolving quickly. They develop new expectations in those environments and bring them into our courses. Their organizations expect more of them. As a result, they come to expect more of themselves. In the academic setting they expect to have a more integral role, participate dynamically, and incorporate their lived experiences. We must be prepared to shift our pedagogy to become more effective educators of adults. This paper will characterize nontraditional students, describe the evolving workplace environment, outline the core components of adult learning theory, and suggest how pedagogical shifts will enable and encourage more effective adult learning.
- Wearing Four Pairs of Shoes: The Roles of E-Learning Facilitators
- Persistently Simple: Lessons Learned from Research on Adult E-Learning Courses
- Instructional Design for Culturally Diverse Online Learners
- On-line Learning Courses: A review and usability attributes
- Learners’ Planning Habits Matter: The Variable That Affects Self-Regulation in e-Learning
- Learning Styles and Web-Based Learning: The 4MAT Methodology
- Mentoring adult learners in a distance learning environment: the Western Governors University Model.
- Who is the Online Learner in Higher Education?
- Workplace Environments Are Evolving: Is Adult E-Learning Keeping Pace?
- Architecting Usability Properties in the E-Learning Instructional Design Process
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