Category: Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning


I’m Finally Going to Do What I Want to Do: The Re-engagement Experiences of ‘Older’ Mature Learners in Further Education

Undertaking a formal learning programme can be significant for any learner, irrespective of age. For mature learners, challenges and successes can however be more acute, as they bring with them a range of experiences and aspirations. Acknowledging this inherent complexity, there are continued calls to ensure that the learning experience for such learners in Ireland


The Relevance of Technical Vocational Education and Training Skills in Meeting the Market Demand in Eswatini

There are several types of technical vocational education and training (TVET) skills offered to offenders who are incarcerated in correctional services worldwide, Eswatini included. The paper presents the findings about the relevance of TVET skills offered to offenders in meeting the demand of the market in Eswatini. The research questions were: What type of vocational


Understanding the Lived Experiences Towards Online Learning During the Pandemic

Since the COVID-19 outbreak has come leading the face-to-face classes to be suspended, online learning has started to become a learning modality for students to pursue their education. The study aims to understand the lived experiences of students and teachers from private and public schools in Metro Manila. Students were able to adjust their schedules,


Readiness Towards Online Learning of Filipino Healthcare Students in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic

The present pandemic crisis poses a challenge to Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) compelling stakeholders such as school administration, faculty members, students, as well as parents to adopt the so-called “new normal”. It has become a trend nowadays to overhear distant learning, remote learning, online learning or e-learning. Apparently, all have the same context of being


Adult Learners’ Perspectives on Distance Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded distance learning as an alternative to conventional classroom learning methods. The study’s aim was to explore the advantages and challenges of online learning as perceived by adult learners of Maltese as a second language. Data was collected from 35 adult participants by using semi-structured interviews comprised of open-ended questions. The


Blended Learning is the Future of Education

Online Learning is part of Blended learning and is a learning technique in which use of both ordinary teaching and advanced modern online teaching, online learning materials are largely used. It has been around for more than two decades however not got the approval it sought to have. It is the dissemination of e-learning module


From Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction: A Research Among Physicians Specialising in Oncology at the University of Padua

Context: The quality of health workers’ professional life includes some expressed or latent metacognition skills related to psycho-emotional stress management, especially in settings where there is constant contact with suffering or dying patients. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the quality and quantity of self-care strategies among oncology residents. Method: A professional educator


Improving Adult Lifelong Learning and Distance Learning

The term ‘lifelong learning’ is widely used in education but what does it really mean? Most adults have been busy accumulating wealth through various occupations to provide for their families and survive dismissing the pursuit of education. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a grave impact upon social, economic, political and educational institutions. Many working adults


Awareness, Perception and Readiness of Faculty and Staff Towards Remote Educational and Operational Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The sudden transition of face-to-face instruction to remote teaching in the early days of March 2020 created a new prototype for teaching, learning, and support for faculty and staff. The disruption brought to the surface the readiness of faculty and staff, the planning, and efficacy of professional development programs. Millions of faculty and students worldwide


Lifelong Learning: Leveraging Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to Continuously Learn with Minimal Financial Investment

This presentation will be an overview of resources for how to continuously learn with online resources for minimal cost. Open Educational Resources (OER) such as free online classes, digital textbooks, and YouTube channels will be reviewed. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Class Central and initiatives around COVID-19 and free classes will be reviewed. Subscription services


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Educational Resources (OER): An Overview of Non-Degree, Low Cost Lifelong Education Opportunities

This presentation will be an overview of resources for how to continuously learn with online resources for minimal cost. Open Educational Resources (OER) such as free online classes, digital textbooks, and YouTube channels will be reviewed. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Class Central and initiatives around COVID-19 and free classes will be reviewed. Subscription services


Self-regulated Learning Recognition and Improvement Framework

Self-regulated learning (SRL) is a learning approach whereby learners actively set learning goals, then monitor, control their learning progress, and finally reflect on their learning performance. In the last three decades, SRL has drawn attention not only from researchers but also from schools and universities that aim to equip their learners with self-study ability. With


Exploring the Experiences of Post Graduate Education Students Doing Their Studies Through Blended Distance Learning in South Africa

This qualitative study seeks to explore the experiences of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students who are doing their studies through blended distance learning in a South African institution. The students attend their lectures through tele-conferencing three days in a week from 17H00 to 20H00 per day. In some cases, the lectures are pre-recorded


The Development of Adult Learning and Education for People With Intellectual Disabilities in Japan: A Literature Review

The aim of this article is to review the literature on adult education for people with intellectual disabilities in Japan. The review also aims to compare adult education in Japan with that of other countries and to explore its issues. It was concluded that the Japanese government established a formal education system for secondary students


Students’ Perceptions of a Designed Online Asynchronous Learning Activity Regarding the Community of Inquiry (COI) Framework

The COVID-19 pandemic situation is causing a rapid shift in higher education to be an online instruction or distance learning. This sudden change forces instructors around the globe to transform or re-design an offline course to be online instruction. In order to design an online course effectively, the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has become


Democratization of Education Through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) in Asia

This paper explores whether Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are likely to have an empowering effect on access to education for women and the underserved in Asia. During the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea, participants recommended increase funding for equitable access to basic and continuing education for all. MOOCs have been a recent


Equipping Adult Learners with Basic Literacy Skills for Cognitive Sustainability

The non-literate adults in Nigeria are often faced with the inability to apply mental intelligence in their lifestyles which is reducing their relevance in the 21st century society. The study therefore, seeks to equip adult learners with basic literacy skills for cognitive sustainability in Lagos state, Nigeria. Four research questions were raised and answered; and


A Practical Theory of Lifelong Learning Assistance for Promoting Community

Lifelong learning is a concept that targets not only adults including the elderly but one that involves all generations from the time of birth to death. From an originally theoretical viewpoint, this concept should be accompanied by radical changes in the traditional concept of education and schooling. Politically, lifelong learning has been one of the


What is Missing in the Process of Poverty Alleviation?

Taking alleviating extreme poverty as the top priority, the World Bank has conducted many projects in achieving this goal, such as increasing health, promoting educational access for girls, and so on (World Bank, 2018). All these projects that invest in human capital work to boost the economy and reduce poverty. However, a close look at


Legitimate Peripheral Participation (LPP) in Community-based Child-rearing Support Centers (CCSCs)

Legitimate peripheral participation (LPP) represents how newcomers become experienced members and eventually experts of a community of practice (Lave & Wenger 1991). The purpose of this study is to investigate the developing LPP process in Community-based Child-rearing Support Centers (CCSCs) through qualitative research on the process that the participants (parents) experience mutual communications and acquiring


Increasing Student Engagement in a Hybrid Class

Hybrid learning occurs when face-to-face instruction and online instruction are combined and about 30% to 79% of teaching takes place outside of the classroom (Allen, Seaman, & Garrett, 2007). Hybrid courses aim to combine the best features of face-to-face and online instruction; while face-to-face instruction provides social interaction and builds trust, on-line instruction offers convenience


Now You See Me, Now You Don’t. A Small-Scale Blended Learning Study in a Rural RE setting in Sindh, Pakistan

With the spread of internet connectivity in the past decade, blended learning, a hybrid teaching model, is receiving much attention as it is considered to be a bridge between the traditional form of classroom teaching and the world of e-learning. However, this model of learning has always been studied in regions which has internet availability.


Empowering Students through Tutor’s Feedback in Online Learning

Online learning students may encounter adjustment difficulties particularly in the early semesters. Students with lack of computer literacy and related educational background might result in withdrawal from the course of study prematurely. The current research was carried out to investigate tutor’s feedback as a means to empower online learning students, including to build autonomy, help-seeking


Exploring Motivations and Challenges of Ex-convicts, and the Roles of ALS in their Reintegration in the Mainstream Society

Studies on ex-prisoner’s reintegration are mostly seen in the context of psychological, criminological, and sociological perspectives. Limited attention was given in exploring motivations and challenges of ex-convicts in the reintegration process through the lens of education. Hence, ten ex-convicts who graduated from Alternative Learning System were interviewed to examine this phenomenon and how the program


Participation Factors of Education Service Officer’s in Lifelong Learning

The study was conducted to identify factors that encourage and hinder the participation of education service officer’s in lifelong learning. A total of 400 teachers was involved as respondents in this study. The study was a quantitative research that uses the survey method. Data were collected through feedback from the respondents using questionnaire. Quantitative data


The Design and Development of an Online Course as a Preparation for a Cambridge PET Examination for the Listening Section

This study explores and describes the effect of implementing an adapted flipped classroom model version when preparing 29 undergraduate students for a Cambridge PET examination in an online learning environment. The specific research objective was to analyze the students’ English proficiency level improvement through an online course. The study used a quantitative design method; an


Using Eye Tracking Systems to Assess the Impact of a Hybrid Problem-based Distance-learning Environment on Chemistry Students’ Problem-solving Skills

Blended learning is used as a teaching strategy to improve students’ chemistry performance. It reverses the traditional learning environment delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. How blended learning improves performance has not been examined using objective measurements. Eyetracking is a useful tool to study learners’ visual attention. Researchers have conducted studies to


Parents as Learners, Teachers and Facilitators in an Intervention Program for Enhancing Children’s Math Learning in Taiwan

Parents who are involved in their children’s education contribute not only to higher academic achievement, but also to positive behaviors and emotional development (Stevenson & Lee, 1990). In this paper, I will share qualitative analyzes on data from an intervention project conducted in Taiwan. It is on parental involvement with a goal to enhance children’s