Adult learners often have similar desires: courses that are challenging, collaborative, and constructivist; and learning activities that are relevant, applicable, and meaningful.
Yet the strategies and processes they prefer to use for learning may differ from individual to individual.
In this unit you'll explore some key ideas that apply to our work with adult learners online, including what is often referred to as "learning styles" and "adult learning" theory.
The least important thing is becoming an expert on any of these theories. The most important thing is understanding the main IDEAS, and being able to USE them as tools/supports for your thinking and problem solving when you are making instructional designs and decisions.
Finally, we will examine the idea of ongoing reflective practice with a blogging activity. Your blog will serve as a journal for the discovery, collection and sharing of strategies and approaches for online facilitation.