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Going for the Numbers: Are Universities Supporting Non-Traditional Students?
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, , , West Virginia University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Abstract: This paper reflects the findings of a study conducted on universities and their implementation of technology to encourage non-traditional students. The first part of the study concentrates on who non-traditional students are, and what are some of their concerns. The second part of the study looks at ways in which universities are adapting to non-traditional students. It was found that there are university initiatives, as well as college wide initiatives that benefit non-traditional students, but more will need to be done. The areas that we found lacking were in making courses accessible to adult learners when it comes to time of course offering and diversity of courses being offered.

Citation

Hando, T., Abu Hassan Shaari, N. & Ahern, T.C. (2009). Going for the Numbers: Are Universities Supporting Non-Traditional Students?. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2538-2544). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from .

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