Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Adult education--Methodology; Instructional systems--Design;
There are an increasing number of adults who are seeking further education and training for various purposes, ranging from English as a Second Language to doctoral degrees. These adults possess different characteristics and require different conditions than traditional younger learners. In an effort to design effective instruction for adults as learners, the basic instructional design process should be understood. Through that understanding, a taxonomy of instructional design models as well as specific models can be discussed. The knowledge of adults' learning needs, plus an understanding of instructional design and its models, can help instructional designers produce more effective instruction for the adult learner.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
J. Ana Donaldson
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©2007 Takeisha Henfield
Henfield, Takeisha, "Meeting the needs of the adult learner in the instructional design environment" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 823.