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Distance education; Adult education of women;


Advanced technologies are changing the face of higher learning by creating opportunities for those who wish to continue their education. On-line education, currently the most common mode of education delivery, has revolutionized the way in which learning takes place. Adult females appear to benefit greatly from computer-mediated communication distance learning due to its flexibility. However, there has been a general lack of research and focus on the females as distance learners and their success in on-line learning. This literature review examines the reasons why females comprise the majority of computer-mediated students and also looks at those barriers that keep women from being successful distance education students. This literature review also examines programs and procedures that have been successful in implementing distance education programs for the adult female learner and offers advice to administrators.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Terri Lynn McDonald


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