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The advent of the adult learner, in either the role of full or part-time student or as a participant in continuing education, has precipitated more changes in the education field than any in recent memory. The growth of this group of adult learners has required colleges and universities to adapt to the special needs of the adult learner in an effort to survive. One of those special needs of the adult learner is the freedom to learn on their own time and without the constrictions of commuting to campus. A vast majority of these adult learners work full or part-time jobs while attending school and many have family commitments that make conventional classroom instruction difficult, if not impossible. To accommodate these nontraditional students and assist them in their education many institutions are turning to the concept of distance learning via telecommunications.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Roger A. Kueter


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