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  • 22 Jun 2017 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    What does Andragogy mean and which are Knowles’ 5 assumptions of Adult Learners? Are you familiar with Knowles’ 4 Principles Of Andragogy? In the following post I will answer the above questions and provide you with several highly recommended resources on Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory...READ MORE...

  • 19 Jun 2017 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    All adult learning, even self-directed learning, rarely occurs “in splendid isolation from the world in which the learner lives; it is intimately related to that world and affected by it”. (Jarvis, 1987).

    Adult learning does not occur in a vacuum...

  • 18 Jun 2017 1:23 PM | Anonymous

    There are so many things that can kill the careers of good, hard-working people. Honest mistakes often carry hard-hitting consequences.

    We usually only hear about the more egregious examples, such as when Yelp employee Talia Jane recently became an Internet sensation for writing a blistering post criticizing the company’s low pay and its CEO. To no one’s surprise, she quickly found herself out of a job....READ MORE...

  • 14 Jun 2017 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    There are many great educators and they all have one thing in common. It is not that they are the best among the best in their own field. Instead, they are the ones who know best how to facilitate learning. Teachers may be experts in their respective niche, but if they do not possess the facility to assist students in the learning process, it does not matter how much they know or how skilled they are...READ MORE...

  • 13 Jun 2017 11:01 AM | Anonymous

    Most of adult learning strategies are based on the idea that adults learn differently from non-adults. The term that often comes up is “androgogy,” which Malcolm Knowles coined to describe how adults learn in contrast to “pedagogy” or on how children learn.

    The fact is, we already know a lot of theories surrounding adult learning. The problem is, many courses still don't take into account what these theories entail—and often don't successfully apply androgogy strategies for maximum performance...READ MORE...

  • 09 Jun 2017 11:32 PM | Anonymous

    The way adults and children learn differs radically, and “being too old to learn” is not the main point. You can use the same LMS software and even apply the principles of kids’ learning to teaching adults, but if you don’t know what makes an adult learner engaged, motivated and excited about your online course, the chances the training will fail are pretty high.

    To help you to get an idea of adult learning, understand its main principles and learn how not to make mistakes when creating courses for adults, we’ve interviewed an experienced Instructional Designer and Technologist – Julian Davis. ...READ MORE...

  • 28 May 2017 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    Learning to read is hard when you are a kid, and even harder as an adult. New research published Wednesday in Science Advances has revealed what your brain is doing when you learn to read as an adult, and found that brain regions associated with ancient functions are largely responsible for our ability to read....READ MORE

  • 18 May 2017 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    Adults are characterized by maturity, self-confidence, autonomy, solid decision-making, and are generally more practical, multi-tasking, purposeful, self-directed, experienced, and less open-minded and receptive to change. All these traits affect their motivation, as well as their ability to learn. So let’s see the adult learners' cognitive and social characteristics, and what instructional designers need to know in order to create the right course content and structure, and adjust their attitude...READ MORE.

  • 16 May 2017 2:42 PM | Anonymous

    The most effective training programs have been designed to meet the fundamental principles of adult learning — one of the most important of which is ensuring that there is an element of self-directedness in the learning experience.  But too many training programs get this very wrong, leaving their learners feeling unsupported and neglected.  There is far more to self-directed learning than just ‘leaving them to it’, and we will show you 10 ways to get it right....READ MORE

  • 11 May 2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    We often think of learning only as it applies to school children and college students. School provides the knowledge, skills, and experience kids need to prepare for their careers and join the "real world." Once you've settled into adulthood and entered the workforce, the opportunity to focus on learning is long past – right?

    Not even close. The truth is, adults (seniors included) stand to gain a lot by continuing to learn throughout their lives. Cultivating a dedication to lifelong learning is more than a fun and engaging way to occupy your time as you get older. Adult education provides tangible opportunities to improve your career, your quality of life, and even your health....READ MORE

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