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The Role Of Peer Inquiry Communities In Advancing Technology Integration For Practitioners In Adult Basic Education, Jennifer Kobrin Jan 2020

The Role Of Peer Inquiry Communities In Advancing Technology Integration For Practitioners In Adult Basic Education, Jennifer Kobrin

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This paper explores how peer communities, one element of a larger collaborative, inquiry-based professional development project in adult education, advance participants’ knowledge and use of technology. As the designer and facilitator of the project, the author drew from memos and field notes, in addition to interviews and written reflections with 6 of 9 total participants who were teachers and administrators in Adult Basic Education programs. Findings indicate successful technology integration entailed participants combining their own experiences with established research to create “knowledge-of-practice” (Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 2009), and that knowledge generation within the peer communities reflected a horizontal trajectory.


How To Stay A.L.I.V.E. In A World Of Ever-Changing Technology: Keeping Up With Adult Learning In A Virtual Environment, Donna Mancuso, Dominique Chlup, Rochell Mcwhorter May 2009

How To Stay A.L.I.V.E. In A World Of Ever-Changing Technology: Keeping Up With Adult Learning In A Virtual Environment, Donna Mancuso, Dominique Chlup, Rochell Mcwhorter

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefits and barriers for adult learning within virtual environments.


Case Study Of Empowerment Through New Media Among Underrepresented Groups: Glbt Adults Gain Dominant Voice In The First Wave Of Podcasting, Kathleen P. King, Sharon R. Sanquist Oct 2008

Case Study Of Empowerment Through New Media Among Underrepresented Groups: Glbt Adults Gain Dominant Voice In The First Wave Of Podcasting, Kathleen P. King, Sharon R. Sanquist

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The podcasting movement is frequently described as “Democratization of the Media.” This case study research about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) podcasters from late 2004 to early 2008 reveals and characterizes how podcasting has yielded results of empowerment, voice, and a new media force


Web 2.0 Technologies: Disruptive Or Liberating For Adult Education?, Rita Kop Oct 2008

Web 2.0 Technologies: Disruptive Or Liberating For Adult Education?, Rita Kop

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Adult educators have been reluctant to engage with the latest second generation Internet technologies. New ideas on how these technologies could reform the structure and processes of adult education are examined in relation to Illich’s educational vision from the 1970s.


Situated Learning In Virtual Worlds: The Learning Ecology Of Second Life, Elisabeth R. Hayes Jul 2006

Situated Learning In Virtual Worlds: The Learning Ecology Of Second Life, Elisabeth R. Hayes

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This research investigated the “learning ecology” of the virtual world, Second Life. Study goals were to: (a) determine how the design and social dynamics of one virtual world support as well as constrain various types of learning, and (b) suggest implications for the use of virtual worlds in adult education.


Intuiting, Socializing And Playing Around: Women’S Stories Of Informal Learning In The Information Technology Field, Shauna Butterwick, Kaela Jubas, Hong Zhu, Jen Liptrot Jun 2006

Intuiting, Socializing And Playing Around: Women’S Stories Of Informal Learning In The Information Technology Field, Shauna Butterwick, Kaela Jubas, Hong Zhu, Jen Liptrot

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This report is based on a study of the informal and alternative approaches to learning of women who are working in the rapidly expanding and changing IT field. Using their intuition, borrowing and sharing expertise, and through trial and error, study participants describe essential forms of learning often unacknowledged by both workers and employers