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Adult Learners

College Is Not Just for Kids Anymore

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

People think of education as something the young engage in, but education is right at any age. Changes in the workplace have meant that the skills once adequate from a high school degree are no longer the skills that will allow for advancement today.

Toward a Permeable, Interconnected Higher Education System

Cathy Sandeen | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Cathy Sandeen

What's needed is not a demolition of our traditionally diverse higher education system but, rather, an ambitious renovation that knocks down some walls and opens up new doors -- building on assets that already exist.

Graduation Begins Today -- Online

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many adult learners enrolling online for the first time may be somewhat apprehensive about online education. After all, their only experience of learning has been in traditional, face-to-face settings. Other adult learners expect it to be fun, fast, and friendly.

The Real Story of Adult Online Learning

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

To watch the TV ads, one might think that earning a post-secondary degree online is easier than traditional classroom study. Certainly, it is true that one might do a lot of work in one's pajamas. But these enticements do not capture the full picture of what online students encounter.

Sequestration: The Challenges Ahead for Learners

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Welcome to week one of the "sequestration." Beginning on March 1st at 11:59PM, a set of automatic, across-the-board government spending cuts set to be implemented over the next nine years went into effect.

Meeting the Money Challenges of Adult College Students

Mary Johnson | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Are you a single parent, stay-at-home mom, or working adult who wants to return to school in hopes of securing a brighter financial future? The good news is that you're not alone.

Four Steps to Help Adult Students Stay in School

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

How can adult students safeguard their college success? A good place to start is by understanding the common reasons why many students drop out of college, and then taking precautions to address them.

Tom Samph | Posted 06.25.2012 | College
Tom Samph

It is not hard to understand why adult learners are the fastest growing segment of college students. Today's competitive job market, along with significant advances in technology, requires people to continually build upon their existing skills while also developing new ones.