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Adult Learning

College Is Not Just for Kids Anymore

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 05.05.2014 | 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.

Why the Current Conversation About Higher Ed Misses the Majority

Jayson Boyers | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Jayson Boyers

By changing the course of the conversation -- by taking a more complex look at what today's college student actually looks like and what students need -- we can change the way education is viewed, delivered, and received.

Lifelong Learning Is the Key to Competitiveness

David Blake | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Blake

For individuals looking to succeed in the current digital climate, the lesson is clear: get an education. But an education doesn't stop with a college degree. For the US to remain competitive, it will have to develop policies that support adult education as well.

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.

Grades and Vocation

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Norma Cook Everist

As a teacher, I have long advised against using grades as motivation for learning. Well yes, I suppose it works, but I don't like it that it works.

For A Stroke Survivor, An Unexpected First Day Of School

Myra Demeter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Before Dan's first day of school, we checked the bus schedule a million times. He chose his clothes the night before and prepared the items in his new messenger bag. As the bus pulled away, I got a reassuring smile from the bus driver. Was the twinge in my stomach so obvious?

'Going Back to College at 60 Was the Best Thing I've Ever Done'

Michele Willens | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

When I decided to return to college at 60, most of my friends had two reactions: "I wish I could go back and enjoy it more this time," closely followed by, "I can't remember anything anymore!"