Adult Education and the Internet Research Paper by Calwriter

Adult Education and the Internet
A look at the relationship between higher education, the Internet, and the adult learner.
# 53930 | 5,316 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Nov 30, 2004 in Education (Education and Computers) , Education (Adult Education)

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This paper examines how the concept of using the Internet in the pursuit of higher education is not exactly new, but what has changed, however, is the increasing legitimacy and widespread use of the Internet in the pursuit of higher education, from the research of traditional college students to the complete education of students enrolled in "online universities" and courses. It looks at how adult students face unique challenges when they utilize the Internet as part of their education in ways that mirror the issues they face within other instructional modalities and how, in seeking to understand just how adults learn, these issues must be viewed collectively, for general adult learner/adult education studies must be considered as a whole along with the added factors arising out of the use of technology. It is in this synthesis that a good understanding of the behavior of adult learners in Internet/distance courses can be understood.

The Adult Learner and Adult Education
Learning Theories and Processes in Adults
Developmental Issues
Theory and Practice
Technology and the Adult Learner
Ethical Issues

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