Category: Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning


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