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Adult Learners' Characters in Distance Education
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, New Mexico State University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Compared to children, adults have special needs and requirements as learners. Adult learning in distance education is a relatively new area of study. Adult learner has distinct and unique characteristics and different needs with children. The field of adult learning was pioneered by Malcom Knowles. In the following chapter, the chrematistics, and the aspects of adult learning motivation will be explained in detail. The convenience is the most and basic advantage of the distance learning. . In large area, adult searches convenient, individual, educational opportunities. The distance education advantage meets the needs of adult. For adult students in any field, study any time and anywhere is the most convenient for them. The distance learning and adult learning combination is an excellent cooperation.

Citation

Zhang, J. (2007). Adult Learners' Characters in Distance Education. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 6694-6697). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .