The Real Question: Why Write This Book?

The Real Question: Why Write This Book?

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0145-0.ch001
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This chapter overviews the purpose of this book and is designed to help the readers leave a legacy, but only by adapting, changing, and designing policies, procedures, and classroom experiences that serve our students will that legacy come to fruition. Institutions with strong visions, missions, and legacies create traditions but also leave room for flexibility to work in this dynamic and changing global environment. In the introductory chapter, the authors seek to define the term post-traditional learner, as well as the interdisciplinary research approach the authors utilize, and share the rationale for the book.
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Defining Traditional And Post-Traditional Learners

Traditionally, traditional learners have been the emphasis of higher education...traditionally (Did we say that enough times?) With the explosion of access from newer and, at times, lower cost technology like cellular phones, higher education has seen an increase in the number of learners with what used to be called non-traditional, but now called post-traditional learners.

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