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Robbins, Stacey; Hoggan, Chad – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter draws on research in organizational (workplace) learning to provide guidelines for educators to effectively design, facilitate, and evaluate collaborative learning experiences.
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Workplace Learning
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Bassett, Caroline L. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2011
Because wisdom is such a complex and multidimensional construct, it is difficult to study, much less to define. Based on the author's understanding, her definition of wisdom is as follows: "Wisdom is about human flourishing; it is having sufficient awareness in various situations and contexts to act in ways that enhance our common humanity." This…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Emotional Intelligence, Self Motivation, Social Cognition
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Schwarzer, David – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2009
Whole language learning implies that teachers look at adult learners as whole persons rather than just ESL learners. It asks the teachers to see the learners in their classes as parents, spouses, employees or business owners, neighbors, churchgoers, and members of various communities. In other words, when they approach learners in their classes as…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Adult Education, Second Language Learning, Adult Learning
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Johnson, Scott D.; Aragon, Steven R. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2003
The rapid growth of Web-based instruction has raised many questions about the quality of online courses. This chapter presents a conceptual framework that can guide the development of online courses by providing a holistic perspective on online teaching and learning. Although this framework is based on well-recognized theories of learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Internet
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Fein, Adam D.; Logan, Mia C. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2003
Teaching in an online environment can present new challenges and opportunities for instructors. Instructors must shift from the role of content provider to content facilitator, gain comfort and proficiency in using the Web as the primary teacher-student link, and learn to teach effectively without the visual control provided by direct eye contact.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Benson, Angela D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2003
Assessing participant learning in online environments provides benefits and challenges. Fortunately, the available technology tools allow for a wide range of assessment techniques. Based on the purpose and scope of the assessment and the nature of the material being assessed, educators can choose from the following online assessment techniques:…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Environment, Classification, Formative Evaluation