Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Adult education--Computer-assisted instruction;
The purpose of this literature review is to examine the types of instructional strategies that are appropriate and effective in e-learning environments for today's adult learners. To identify the best practices among instructional strategies in e-learning environments, three specific questions were addressed. These areas include: adult learning, instructional design and future developments in e-learning.
The literature reviewed highlights the importance of learner-centered instructional strategies that use authentic learning experiences, collaboration, and real-world problem solving applications. Continued research is called for to further refine and expand on the best instructional practices. Institutions engaged in distance education need to provide for training and ongoing professional development for instructors and instructional designers.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
J. Ana Donaldson
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©2008 Lois A. Lindell
Lindell, Lois A., "Effective e-learning environments for adult learners" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 1105.