Integrating Adult Education Principles in an Online Environment

Integrating Adult Education Principles in an Online Environment

Maria Pavlis-Korres (University of Alcalá, Spain)
Release Date: December, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Runtime: 1 hr 42 mins
EISBN13: 9781466696952|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9695-2
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The instruction of non-traditional learners can be a challenge that requires specialized pedagogical principles and tactics. The integration of online learning principles and practices introduces a new set of issues as adult learners often have to overcome several barriers to e-learning, such as access to online courses and the sense of isolation and lack of immediacy between teachers and other learners in online learning environments.

Integrating Adult Education Principles in an Online Environment highlights the ways through which the effectiveness of a learning program can be enhanced by overcoming online learning barriers amongst adult learners through the integration of teaching principles for adult populations. Highlighting crucial concepts relating to the educational needs of the non-traditional learner, this video lecture is ideally designed for use by educators, researchers, instructional designers, and IT specialists focusing on the development of educational software and programs.

Topics Covered

  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Distance Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Non-Traditional Learners
  • Student engagement
  • Student-Teacher Communication
  • Web-Based Teaching and Learning

Table of Contents

Introduction and Biography
5:42 mins
Section 1:Adults as Learners
Lesson 1:Characteristics of Adult Learners
10:30 mins
Lesson 2:Motives of Learning and Barriers Which Adults Have to Deal With
12:06 mins
Lesson 3:Prerequisites for Effective Adult Learning
5:30 mins
Section 2:Adult Learners in an Online Environment
Lesson 4:The Barriers Adults Face in an Online Environment
9:56 mins
Lesson 5:Interaction
8:18 mins
Lesson 6:Immediacy
6:01 mins
Lesson 7:The Development of an Online Learning Group
10:44 mins
Section 3:Communication Tools in Asynchronous and Synchronous Mode of E-Learning
Lesson 8:Communication Tools in Asynchronous Mode of e-Learning
11:29 mins
Lesson 9:Forum/Threaded Discussion
10:40 mins
Lesson 10:Communication Tools in Synchronous Modes of E-Learning
11:36 mins