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Communication Channel Preferences: A Descriptive Audience Segmentation Evaluation, Kevan W. Lamm, Abigail Borron, Jessica Holt, Alexa J. Lamm Sep 2019

Communication Channel Preferences: A Descriptive Audience Segmentation Evaluation, Kevan W. Lamm, Abigail Borron, Jessica Holt, Alexa J. Lamm

Journal of Applied Communications

For over 70 years the use of opinion leaders in a two-step communication process has been employed and validated. However, despite the accepted importance of communicating with opinion leaders as a means to cascade information to opinion leaders’ networks of influence there have been few empirical studies specifically examining agricultural and natural resource opinion leader communication channel preferences, particularly from an audience segmentation perspective. The results reported in the study capitalize on previous research data examined from a unique perspective. Specifically, communication channel preferences were analyzed according to opinion leader self-reported demographic categories serving as audience segments. Associations between sex ...


Theatre As A Medium To Discover A Pedagogy Of Activism, Ted Mccadden, Jennifer L. Pemberton, Alan Chaffe Jan 2019

Theatre As A Medium To Discover A Pedagogy Of Activism, Ted Mccadden, Jennifer L. Pemberton, Alan Chaffe

Adult Education Research Conference

This study revisits two data sets, narratives from theatre artists exploring sexual identity and interviews with participants from queer theatre festivals, to explore experiences of activism within the participants’ reflections.


Unexpected Learning: Development Of The Cop And Its Members #Generational-Shift, Carol A. Olszewski Ma, Mt-Bc, Kyle A. Znamenak Ma, Keli B. Pontikos Ma, Toni M. Paoletta Med, Catherine A. Hansman Phd, Karie A. Coffman Phd, Matthew L. Selker Mpa Jan 2019

Unexpected Learning: Development Of The Cop And Its Members #Generational-Shift, Carol A. Olszewski Ma, Mt-Bc, Kyle A. Znamenak Ma, Keli B. Pontikos Ma, Toni M. Paoletta Med, Catherine A. Hansman Phd, Karie A. Coffman Phd, Matthew L. Selker Mpa

Adult Education Research Conference

Our research explores how multigenerational CoPs may provide graduate students, particularly doctoral students, the space to explore and develop their professional identities and find their scholarly voices.


Profound Learning And Transformative Learning: Characteristics And Comparisons, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Michael Kroth, Carol Rogers Shaw Jan 2019

Profound Learning And Transformative Learning: Characteristics And Comparisons, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Michael Kroth, Carol Rogers Shaw

Adult Education Research Conference

This exploratory, theoretical study develops the concept of profound learning through a mutual interrogation of the literature and research of transformative learning.


Exploring The Grit Narrative Through Andragogy: Implications For Adult Education, Jennifer L. Pemberton, Ted Mccadden Jan 2019

Exploring The Grit Narrative Through Andragogy: Implications For Adult Education, Jennifer L. Pemberton, Ted Mccadden

Adult Education Research Conference

An exploration of the intersection of andragogy and the grit narrative serves to position grit in the adult education literature and considers the unsuitability of this ideology for adult learners.


An Analysis Of Research Trends In Brain-Based Learning In Adult Education And Hrd Fields: The Content Analysis And Network Text Analysis, Chang Sung Jang, Doo Hun Lim, Jieun Yoo, Jeong-Ha Yim Jan 2019

An Analysis Of Research Trends In Brain-Based Learning In Adult Education And Hrd Fields: The Content Analysis And Network Text Analysis, Chang Sung Jang, Doo Hun Lim, Jieun Yoo, Jeong-Ha Yim

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this study is to address the trends of the research on brain-based learning and to present an integrative theoretical framework to provide new insights and future directions in adult education and HRD fields. Based on the neuroscientific perspective, the implications of which the ways to conceptually broaden educational research and practice were discussed.


The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Aging Workers, Older Learners, And Lifelong Learning, Chaewon Yang Jan 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Aging Workers, Older Learners, And Lifelong Learning, Chaewon Yang

Adult Education Research Conference

This session aims to review literature related to the technological development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, aging, and adult education and discuss how adult education can help adult learners and older workers to create opportunities for technological developments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


Flourishing Young Adults: Lived Lifelong Learning Experiences Through Civic Participation, Junghwan Kim, Christiana G. Horn, Kasie T. Crall, Lisa B. Friesen Jan 2019

Flourishing Young Adults: Lived Lifelong Learning Experiences Through Civic Participation, Junghwan Kim, Christiana G. Horn, Kasie T. Crall, Lisa B. Friesen

Adult Education Research Conference

This phenomenological study aims to examine the lived learning experiences of eight young adults who participated in two AmeriCorps organizations and how those experiences impacted their civic engagement.


Emerging Leadership Through Coloring: Stories Of The Indiana Women Of Achievement, Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, Amy L. Baize-Ward Edd Jan 2019

Emerging Leadership Through Coloring: Stories Of The Indiana Women Of Achievement, Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, Amy L. Baize-Ward Edd

Adult Education Research Conference

Engaging adults in learning can occur through arts-based methods. Building on an oral-history project, we tell women’s leadership stories through both narrative and images through an adult coloring book.


Social Movement Learning For A Just Transition In Appalachia, Colleen Unroe Jan 2019

Social Movement Learning For A Just Transition In Appalachia, Colleen Unroe

Adult Education Research Conference

This article explores Just Transition and social movement learning as a part of community development and organizing strategies to move beyond coal in Appalachia.


Major Trends In Research Themes From Aerc Proceedings (1990-2001), Craig A. Campbell, Christophe Cheroret Jan 2019

Major Trends In Research Themes From Aerc Proceedings (1990-2001), Craig A. Campbell, Christophe Cheroret

Adult Education Research Conference

The roundtable will focus on a critical literature review research approach and preliminary trend findings from a document analysis of the research themes from AERC proceedings from 1990 to 2001.


College Access For Undocumented Students And Law, Jessica C. Enyioha Jan 2019

College Access For Undocumented Students And Law, Jessica C. Enyioha

Educational Considerations

There are over 32 million undocumented immigrants in the United States and of this population, over 1.5 million are children (Palmer & Davidson, 2011). These children grow up in the US, achieve primary and secondary education, and when they are ready to pursue postsecondary education, it becomes harder for them to achieve. In this paper, undocumented students’ access to postsecondary education in the US is examined: laws that affect their access to postsecondary education, previous cases on access to education for undocumented students, and the difficulties undocumented students often encounter when pursuing postsecondary education are discussed and analyzed. Best practices ...


Informal Science Engagement Via Extension Exhibits: A Pilot Evaluation Of Adult State Fairgoers’ Experiences, Attitudes, And Learning At Raising Nebraska, Jamie Loizzo, Nathan W. Conner, Karen J. Cannon Ph.D., Elizabeth Janning, Jeffrey Rollins Jan 2019

Informal Science Engagement Via Extension Exhibits: A Pilot Evaluation Of Adult State Fairgoers’ Experiences, Attitudes, And Learning At Raising Nebraska, Jamie Loizzo, Nathan W. Conner, Karen J. Cannon Ph.D., Elizabeth Janning, Jeffrey Rollins

Journal of Applied Communications

Science communication and informal science education collide in the context of Extension state fair exhibits for engaging public audiences in critical agricultural and natural resource issues impacting people’s daily lives. A need exists to employ systematic communication and education theory and techniques to effectively deliver scientific information in informal learning spaces. In an effort to apply and expand systematic instructional design thinking and research in informal science learning, this study piloted a touchscreen iPad survey evaluation (n= 93; ages 19-66) of adult state fairgoers’ demographics, experiences, attitudes, and learning during their visit to a 25,000 square-foot facility featuring ...


Contemporary Approaches To Qualitative Research: Andragogical Strategies For Teaching And Learning, Tiffany T. Young, Wayne A. Babchuk Jan 2019

Contemporary Approaches To Qualitative Research: Andragogical Strategies For Teaching And Learning, Tiffany T. Young, Wayne A. Babchuk

Adult Education Research Conference

This inquiry provides practical guidelines for teaching and learning qualitative research methodology in adult education. Step-by-step procedures are clearly articulated for novice researchers and those new to qualitative research.


Stumbling Through: Building And Creating Space For Non-Indigenous Decolonization From A Non-Indigenous Perspective, Cortney Baldwin Jan 2019

Stumbling Through: Building And Creating Space For Non-Indigenous Decolonization From A Non-Indigenous Perspective, Cortney Baldwin

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper utilizes theory and research to explore, create and reflect on building space for non-Indigenous people to begin to stumble through dialogue around decolonization and Reconciliation from a non-Indigenous perspective.


Ageism In The Workplace: A Review Of The Literature, Bora Jin, Lisa Baumgartner Jan 2019

Ageism In The Workplace: A Review Of The Literature, Bora Jin, Lisa Baumgartner

Adult Education Research Conference

This literature review will examine literature concerning ageism in the workplace and the influence on older adults’ workplace learning. Findings have implications for employers, employees, and adult educators.


Men’S Success In Higher Education: Model Building, Karie A. Coffman Phd, Catherine H. Monaghan Ph.D. Jan 2019

Men’S Success In Higher Education: Model Building, Karie A. Coffman Phd, Catherine H. Monaghan Ph.D.

Adult Education Research Conference

This research addressed degree completion among adult male students. Findings illustrated that persistence depended on grit and a campus community where they could contribute and receive support to graduate.


From ‘Effortful Use’ To ‘Contextual Improvisation’: Skill Acquisition Theory And Program Planning, Thomas J. Sork Jan 2019

From ‘Effortful Use’ To ‘Contextual Improvisation’: Skill Acquisition Theory And Program Planning, Thomas J. Sork

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper brings together two bodies of theoretical work—program planning and skill acquisition—to suggest a new way to think about how adult educators become expert program planners.


Disclosure And Self-Advocacy In Higher Education: Emerging Into Adulthood With A Disability, Carol Rogers Shaw Jan 2019

Disclosure And Self-Advocacy In Higher Education: Emerging Into Adulthood With A Disability, Carol Rogers Shaw

Adult Education Research Conference

A study of leaners with disabilities in postsecondary education moving from dependent special education K12 students to self-authored adult learners reveals complex disclosure and self-advocacy interactions with faculty, peers, and disability staff.


“Can You Just Move The Curtain?”: Stories Of Women From The Educational Underclass At The College Door, Janet Kaplan-Bucciarelli Jan 2019

“Can You Just Move The Curtain?”: Stories Of Women From The Educational Underclass At The College Door, Janet Kaplan-Bucciarelli

Adult Education Research Conference

This study explores prospective students’ lives and beliefs about college, and proposes principles and practices that respond holistically to learners’ strengths and vulnerabilities rather than emphasizing academic deficiencies.


Profound Leadership And Adult Education: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Heidi Scott, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Leslie Hammes Jan 2019

Profound Leadership And Adult Education: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Heidi Scott, Davin J. Carr-Chellman, Leslie Hammes

Adult Education Research Conference

This integrative literature review presents profound leadership through the lens of key characteristics of servant leadership, authentic leadership, level five leadership, profound leadership, transformational leadership, and spiritual leadership.


A Perplexing Process: Understanding How Agricultural Producers Process Best Management Practice Information, Audrey E. H. King, Lauri M. Baker Nov 2018

A Perplexing Process: Understanding How Agricultural Producers Process Best Management Practice Information, Audrey E. H. King, Lauri M. Baker

Journal of Applied Communications

Best management practices (BMPs) are suggested practices that help agricultural producers optimize production while reducing pollution, soil erosion, and other environmental impacts. Many audiences, including scientists and policy makers, have expressed disappointment at the current level of BMP use. Elaboration likelihood model (ELM) is used to understand how people process messages. ELM states that people can process messages either centrally or peripherally. This study sought to understand how producers processed information related to BMP adoption in grazing systems. Researchers conducted qualitative, in-depth interviews with 42 beef-cattle producers in Kansas and Oklahoma. It was found producers process information both centrally and ...


Perceptions Of Trust: Communicating Climate Change To Cattle Producers, Ricky W. Telg, Lisa Lundy, Cassie Wandersee, Saqib Mukhtar, David Smith, Phillip Stokes Nov 2018

Perceptions Of Trust: Communicating Climate Change To Cattle Producers, Ricky W. Telg, Lisa Lundy, Cassie Wandersee, Saqib Mukhtar, David Smith, Phillip Stokes

Journal of Applied Communications

The Cattle and Climate Conversations Workshop for Cooperative Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service, the last activity funded through a multi-regional United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) grant, took place in October 2016 in Denver, Colorado, for Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) representatives in the Southwest and Mountain West who work extensively with cattle producers. The purpose of this study was to identify how Extension agents and NRCS personnel in this workshop viewed the issue of “trust,” as it relates to communicating the topic of climate change to cattle producers ...


Living And Studying In The Us: An Ecological Systems Perspective, Simone C. Conceiçao, Liliana Mina, Todd Southern Jan 2018

Living And Studying In The Us: An Ecological Systems Perspective, Simone C. Conceiçao, Liliana Mina, Todd Southern

Adult Education Research Conference

International students encounter many issues when living and studying in the United States. It is essential to understand how these adult students make meaning of these experiences. The purpose of this study was to gain insights into the meaning of the lived experiences of international students living and studying in the U.S. six months after returning to their home country. Phenomenology was the research approach used to explore participants’ perspectives of their lived experiences. Findings show how the interactions between participants’ development and the multiple systems they lived through influenced their experiences and perspectives and contributed to their identity ...


Collaboration And Cognitive Skills In The Workplace: Results From The Piaac Survey, Joshua Collins, Jill Zarestky, Ellen Scully-Russ, Tobin Lopes Jan 2018

Collaboration And Cognitive Skills In The Workplace: Results From The Piaac Survey, Joshua Collins, Jill Zarestky, Ellen Scully-Russ, Tobin Lopes

Adult Education Research Conference

Using the PIAAC survey, this study examined social characteristics of work and cognitive skills. Results negatively associated collaboration at work and PIAAC scores, contradicting current thinking on workplace interactions.


The Social Networks Of Korean Female Adult Learners In A Middle School, Keunho Kim, Hyewon Park, Hyunah Yang Jan 2018

The Social Networks Of Korean Female Adult Learners In A Middle School, Keunho Kim, Hyewon Park, Hyunah Yang

Adult Education Research Conference

This study investigates the social networks of Korean female adult learners in middle school through social network analysis and examines the development of these networks by interviewing the main actors involved.


Gendered Stereotyping In Career And Technical Education: The Lived Experience Of Female Students, Kim Lorraine Smith, Junghwan Kim Jan 2018

Gendered Stereotyping In Career And Technical Education: The Lived Experience Of Female Students, Kim Lorraine Smith, Junghwan Kim

Adult Education Research Conference

This phenomenological study aims to explore the lived experience of gendered stereotyping in career and technical education from voices of female adult students.


A. Taboo Or Trivial: Women Adult Educators With Visible Tattoos And The Effect On Learners, Amanda Young Jan 2018

A. Taboo Or Trivial: Women Adult Educators With Visible Tattoos And The Effect On Learners, Amanda Young

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this session is to discuss a future research project which examines the effect on adult learning conducted by a woman instructor with visible tattoos.


Operationalizing And Researching Cosmopolitan Adult Education: Collaborative Inquiry Frameworks For Adult Educators’ International Cross-Cultural Study Of Learning And Knowing, Joellen E. Coryell Jan 2018

Operationalizing And Researching Cosmopolitan Adult Education: Collaborative Inquiry Frameworks For Adult Educators’ International Cross-Cultural Study Of Learning And Knowing, Joellen E. Coryell

Adult Education Research Conference

A discussion on cosmopolitan adult development and research in progress on the use of comparative, collaborative inquiry as a method to enhance adult educators’ cosmopolitan worldviews.


Self-Directed Advising For Online Graduate Students, Kalpana Gupta Jan 2018

Self-Directed Advising For Online Graduate Students, Kalpana Gupta

Adult Education Research Conference

Self-directed advising provides advisees and advisors to take active roles in the advising process. During this roundtable session, the use of self-directed advising will be discussed to consider future implications.