Tailoring Curriculum to Mid- to Late-Career Students in an Online Course

By Mark Mabrito.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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Almost all the students had not been in a college course in many years; as a group, they had very little experience with writing on the job. Principles of adult learning theory informed the course design that included self-reflection as well as connections between course material/assignments and students’ prior experience. Additionally, asynchronous discussion prompts were structured in a way to assist students in drawing connections between course material and workplace practice. Although students expressed initial concerns over the online learning environment, they reported a positive experience with the course and its influence on their workplace practice.

Keywords: Online Education, Adult Learning

The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp.31-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 22, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 489.737KB)).

Dr. Mark Mabrito

Associate Professor of English, English Department, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN, USA