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Fast Facts on Adult Learners Infographic

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Know your audience. Quick graphic overview of adult learners. 

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Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry

Christopher Pappas: 9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
According to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles' adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980's, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners.
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Higher Education Instructors and Instructional Designers take note! This article is one to print and pin on the wall above your computer. 


Chris Pappas gives us a fantastic article on Andragogy, (aka) Adult Learning Theory.  Each point is explained succinctly. The article is summarized with an eye-catching infographic.  


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Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:09 PM

In order for adult learners to be actively involved in their own learning, they must feel (and know) that they have a voice in regards to the content and delivery of their coursework. The degree to which learners determine how a course will play out is, of course, the prerogative of the instructor, but I think instructors who actively gauge the preparedness and receptivity of their adult learners are liable to get ones who are more engaged and grateful.

Jennifer Kleiner's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:13 PM

Scooped from Amos's Scoop.it page- Adult learning theory is very important to keep in mind when designing learning strategies for adult education. This is a very helpful resource to easily reference when designing instruction, in particular I would highlight the PURPOSE behind each module and activity and remembering that motivation is key with adult learners.

Samantha Patterson 7's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:05 PM

This is a good article about adult learning with eLearning. It provides information about Knowles' 5 adult learning theory assumptions that can be translated to modern day eLearning experiences.

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Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners

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John Bostock's curator insight, October 30, 2013 4:22 PM

New report examining the use of digital badges for adult learners

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:51 AM

Artículo del uso de insignas o Badges en educación superior

JM Gonzalez-Barahona's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:36 PM

Badges are becoming more and more usual in certain learning communities, specially those in non-academic environments. But this system for recognition is extending to many other realms. This report explores how and when to introduce them in a very specific area: adult learners.

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Exclusive: Desire2Learn buys Bill Gates-backed 'virtual guidance counselor' Degree Compass

Exclusive: Desire2Learn buys Bill Gates-backed 'virtual guidance counselor' Degree Compass | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Canadian ed tech company Desire2Learn has acquired Degree Compass, a course recommendation engine developed at Austin Peay State University with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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I like the intent of this software.  The execution remains to be seen. If indeed this system can give personalized advice to students that will help them with their planning, I'm all for it.  I know from my son's experience that booking time with a guidance counselor in California State Universities is a very difficult process. It can take weeks to get an appointment. 


Let's hope D2L blends this product into it's services in a meaningful way in the very near future. 

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A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning | Tomorrow's Professor Postings | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
The posting below, a bit longer than most, describes a dozen tips for working with adult learners. It is from Chapter 4 – A Dozen Things You Need to Know about Adult Learning, in the book, Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers, by Ralph G. Brocket. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company. One Montgomery Street, Suite 1200. San Francisco, CA 94104-4594 www.wiley.com All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.
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Calling all lifelong learners!  Keep it up!

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Donna Farren's curator insight, December 5, 2016 1:27 PM
Great list!
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2016 2:01 PM
Great article form Tomorrow's Professor.
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Freek Kraak's curator insight, December 8, 2016 4:06 PM
Goed om te signaleren op 'Een Leven Lang Leren'.
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eJob: Professor of Adult Teaching & Learning UW-Madison

eJob: Professor of Adult Teaching & Learning UW-Madison | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Degree and area of specialization:
Earned Ph.D. in education or related field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
- Evidence of the ability to develop an excellent research program in adult teaching & learning, and/or continuing education.
- Evidence of knowledge and demonstrated excellence in distance education.
- Applicants also should show evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching adults.
Principal duties:
We seek a tenurable or tenure track faculty to provide leadership and contribute to the department's expertise in adult teaching and learning, continuing education, and distance learning. This individual will enhance the department's capacity to conduct research related to continuing education, including distance education. The faculty member will be expected to help develop a Center on Adult Teaching & Learning to provide research on key current and emerging issues in adult teaching and learning and continuing education.

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Not an Online/Remote position . Here's a tenure track position for someone with teaching skills, distance education expertise, and research ability.  Do you qualify?  


If you need to sharpen up your Distance Learning skills consider adding our E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate to your resume. 

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Characteristics of Adult Learners

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