Teaching Adults Using Technology Term Paper by Nicky

Teaching Adults Using Technology
A look at the technology and teaching methods that are used with accelerated learning for adult learners.
# 127996 | 2,166 words | 14 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper discusses how, for older students, family and work issues can affect the time they have to study and how they process the information that has been learned during class time. The paper looks at accelerated instructional techniques that older students may need to employ and highlights their benefits in aiding comprehension, performance, communication and interdependence skills.

From the Paper:

"Information processing and learning are different for adults (Donaldson & Graham, 1999). Not only do they learn differently, but the way that they process and remember the information that they have learned is also different (Donaldson & Graham, 1999). The main factor, however, is not really the age of the individual, but the experiences that the individual has had throughout their life (Akin-Little & Little, 2004). All of these life experiences are very relevant to how someone learns, and they present challenges that are not commonly seen in younger learners (Donaldson & Graham, 1999). When someone first starts out in college, usually right out of high school, that person is much more likely to be free and unencumbered (Donaldson & Graham, 1999). If they remain free of excessive partying and other pitfalls of the young college student, they often have little to do other than to study (Donaldson & Graham, 1999)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Addison, Joanna. (2000). Outsourcing Education, Managing Knowledge, and Strengthening Academic Communities. In Werry & Mowbray Online Communities: Commerce Community Action, and the Virtual University (175-194). Prentice Hall.
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  • Courtney, D. P., Courtney, M. & Nicholson, C. (1994). The effect of cooperative learning as an instructional practice at the college level. College Student Journal, 28, 471-477.

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