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Engaging the Adult Learner Through Graduate Learning Communities

Engaging the Adult Learner Through Graduate Learning Communities
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Author(s): Ellen Reames (Auburn University, USA), Maria Martinez Witte (Auburn University, USA) and Marcus Howell (Auburn University, USA)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 19
Source title: Encyclopedia of E-Leadership, Counseling and Training
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Viktor Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-068-2.ch018

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Abstract

Providing a college education is important to the advancement of the United States and at the international level. A highly competitive 21st century workforce is in demand, and there is an increased need for graduate degrees but the adult learners and the learning venues are changing dramatically. This chapter addresses the need for graduate education, the trends and changing demographics of adult learners or graduate students, and the use of graduate learning communities to satisfy the changing needs of those served by colleges and universities.

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