Back to School ABC's For The Adult Learner

Monday, October 27, 2014

Higher Education has never been more important in today's knowledge-driven society.  Transformation of the world economy and global competitiveness is putting high demand for an educated workforce with postsecondary skills and credentials.  The Department of Education of Labor projects that by next year there will be close to four million new job openings combined in health care, education, computer and mathematical sciences.   Read More

Pathway to your Adult Learner

Monday, October 27, 2014

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail", as quoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson. What type of path are you developing for your adult learners? A nontraditional learner is defined as a student who does not fit the typical profile of the 18-22 year old full-time undergraduate. According to the U.S. Department of Education 2002, 73% of all postsecondary undergraduates are "nontraditional". Of those, 30% fall under the category of undergraduates who are working adults. There are 54 million working adults in the United States (2007) without a bachelor degree. As the population of nontraditional, working adults continues to grow, how are you meeting their needs? Factors that influence the nontraditional educational experience include:  Read More