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Instructional Perspectives Of Christian Educators In The Black Church, E. Paulette Isaac-Savage, Barbara A. Fears, Lisa R. Brown, Sha-Lai L. Williams Jun 2024

Instructional Perspectives Of Christian Educators In The Black Church, E. Paulette Isaac-Savage, Barbara A. Fears, Lisa R. Brown, Sha-Lai L. Williams

Adult Education Research Conference

Key to the education of Blacks in the church is Christian educators. Their instructional perspectives are imbued with spiritual groundings and faith that impact their pedagogy and adult learners.


Culturally Liberative Mentorship: Developing Agents For Change In Stem Doctoral Education, Dilara Yaya-Bryson, Lisa Merriweather, Marah Lambert, Cathy D. Howell, Edith Gnanadass Jun 2024

Culturally Liberative Mentorship: Developing Agents For Change In Stem Doctoral Education, Dilara Yaya-Bryson, Lisa Merriweather, Marah Lambert, Cathy D. Howell, Edith Gnanadass

Adult Education Research Conference

This research explored faculty perceptions and experiences regarding mentoring racially minoritized doctoral students in STEM. Cultivation of Culturally liberative mindset is recommended to guide faculty development in mentoring.


Artificial Intelligence And Graduate Research – The Possibilities, Limitations, And Guardrails, Yugant Patra Jun 2024

Artificial Intelligence And Graduate Research – The Possibilities, Limitations, And Guardrails, Yugant Patra

Adult Education Research Conference

Artificial Intelligence tools are evolving as important instruments in graduate-level research. This round table will discuss the use of such tools and the need to maintain the authenticity and rigor of the qualitative graduate research process.


Nelson Mandela’S Actions Toward Adult Continuing Education As An Example Of What It Can Mean To Be A Dedicated Life-Long Learner, Serge Gasore Jun 2024

Nelson Mandela’S Actions Toward Adult Continuing Education As An Example Of What It Can Mean To Be A Dedicated Life-Long Learner, Serge Gasore

Adult Education Research Conference

In this presentation, one uses Nelson Mandela’s actions toward adult continuing education as an example of what it can mean to be a dedicated life-long learner.


Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). An Inquiry Into Adult Education, Teacher Training, Vocational Education, And Women's Education, Kariman Mahmoud Jun 2024

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). An Inquiry Into Adult Education, Teacher Training, Vocational Education, And Women's Education, Kariman Mahmoud

Adult Education Research Conference

Despite Gandhi’s contributions to education, little research has explored his accomplishments in adult education. This paper sheds light on Gandhi's reflections on adult education, teachers' training, vocational, and women's education.


Unveiling Strategies: Empowering Autistic Adult Learners In Higher Education Through Inclusive Research Practices, Kevin J. Mallary, Adam L. Mcclain Jun 2024

Unveiling Strategies: Empowering Autistic Adult Learners In Higher Education Through Inclusive Research Practices, Kevin J. Mallary, Adam L. Mcclain

Adult Education Research Conference

This qualitative research investigates strategies of autistic adult learners in higher education through participatory methods. Findings reveal nuanced experiences, emphasizing the need for inclusive research to support diverse learners effectively.


Does Neurodiversity Have A Place In Adult Education’S Discussion Of Diversity And Social Justice?, Tulare W. Park, John Szabo, Kari Sheward, Carol Rogers-Shaw Jun 2024

Does Neurodiversity Have A Place In Adult Education’S Discussion Of Diversity And Social Justice?, Tulare W. Park, John Szabo, Kari Sheward, Carol Rogers-Shaw

Adult Education Research Conference

This literature review explores the place of neurodivergent adults in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging policies and practices and the relationship between neurodiversity and social justice initiatives in adult education.


Are You Following A Man?: Lived Experiences Of Women In The Workplace, Cheryl Kennedy, Katherine Chapman Jun 2024

Are You Following A Man?: Lived Experiences Of Women In The Workplace, Cheryl Kennedy, Katherine Chapman

Adult Education Research Conference

This study provides human resource professionals insight into how women experience the workplace. The authors applied relational ethnography to explore the effect of patriarchy on women in higher education.


The Digital Transformation Of Organizational Learning: A Case Study Of China Telecom, Wenhao Yu, Xiaoyan Shu, Bo Chang, Jiaqi He Jun 2024

The Digital Transformation Of Organizational Learning: A Case Study Of China Telecom, Wenhao Yu, Xiaoyan Shu, Bo Chang, Jiaqi He

Adult Education Research Conference

Digital transformation of organizational learning becomes a key strategy for the development of organizations. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to take China Telecom as a case to explore the digital transformation of organizational learning and to find out the actions that China Telecom has taken to achieve the digital transformation of organizational learning.


Parents’ Learning In Family Literacy Programming: Findings From A Four-Year, Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Esther Prins, Carol Clymer, Elisabeth Grinder Mclean, Jungeun Lee Jun 2024

Parents’ Learning In Family Literacy Programming: Findings From A Four-Year, Mixed-Methods Evaluation, Esther Prins, Carol Clymer, Elisabeth Grinder Mclean, Jungeun Lee

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper reports findings from a mixed-methods evaluation of five family literacy programs in Philadelphia, mainly serving immigrant mothers. The paper focuses on parents' educational, personal, social, and parenting outcomes.


Safe Spaces: Exploration Of The Transformative Power Of Online Graduate Programs For Adult Learners, Patricia J. Higgins Jun 2024

Safe Spaces: Exploration Of The Transformative Power Of Online Graduate Programs For Adult Learners, Patricia J. Higgins

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this exploratory case study was to consider how instructors can facilitate a safe and inclusive environment for adult learners in an online graduate program and to explore the potential benefits of such a learning space. Through a thematic analysis of the case study materials, three prominent themes emerged. The three themes were: a) seeking to engage through sharing life experiences, b) mindfulness-based reflective practice, and c) facilitating safe and inclusive spaces as a path to transformation. This study adds to current literature by validating the importance of creating a safe and inclusive environment for adult learners in …


Community Science As Adult Learning: Using Theory To Understand Volunteers’ Experiences, Lauren Vilen, Jill Zarestky Jun 2024

Community Science As Adult Learning: Using Theory To Understand Volunteers’ Experiences, Lauren Vilen, Jill Zarestky

Adult Education Research Conference

This study explores volunteer learning in an online community science program. Findings indicate alignment with self-directed and experiential learning theory, with implications for learner feedback and engagement.


“I’M A Human Being, I Deserve Better:” Understanding Black Women’S Experiences With Selective Dignity Violations As Tenured Faculty At Predominantly White Academic Workplaces, Josie Andrews Jun 2024

“I’M A Human Being, I Deserve Better:” Understanding Black Women’S Experiences With Selective Dignity Violations As Tenured Faculty At Predominantly White Academic Workplaces, Josie Andrews

Adult Education Research Conference

A larger narrative inquiry study regarding professional identity development revealed that Black women experienced selective dignity violations as tenured faculty at predominantly White academic workplaces.


A Qualified Success? Credit Frameworks And Lifelong Learning, Ralf St. Clair Jan 2024

A Qualified Success? Credit Frameworks And Lifelong Learning, Ralf St. Clair

Adult Education Research Conference

Considers the potential of credit and qualifications frameworks to support learners in gaining formal credit for informal and conformal learning. Makes recommendations to increase learner mobility and enhance access and equity.


Broken Systems Under Repair: Weaving Ethics Of Care And Human Flourishing Into The Work And Lives Of Essential Workers, Ellen Scully-Russ Edd Jan 2024

Broken Systems Under Repair: Weaving Ethics Of Care And Human Flourishing Into The Work And Lives Of Essential Workers, Ellen Scully-Russ Edd

Adult Education Research Conference

This empirical paper will report on an innovative participatory action research project, based on Freire cultural circles to raise awareness and provoke moral deliberation about the precarity of essential work and its detrimental impacts on the lives of essential workers.


Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis To Advance Critical Adult Education Research Through Social Movement Learning, Will Frankenberger Jan 2024

Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis To Advance Critical Adult Education Research Through Social Movement Learning, Will Frankenberger

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper aims to explore how the interpretative phenomenological analysis can support the advancement of qualitative research within the field of critical adult education and social movement learning.


What’S Trust Got To Do With It? Exploring Agricultural Science Podcast Producers’, Guests’, And Listeners’ Perceptions And Levels Of Trust In Science, Jacqueline Aenlle, Jamie Loizzo, J.C. Bunch, Lisa K. Lundy, Kevin M. Folta Dec 2023

What’S Trust Got To Do With It? Exploring Agricultural Science Podcast Producers’, Guests’, And Listeners’ Perceptions And Levels Of Trust In Science, Jacqueline Aenlle, Jamie Loizzo, J.C. Bunch, Lisa K. Lundy, Kevin M. Folta

Journal of Applied Communications

Little research to this point has examined food, agricultural, natural resource, and human science (FANRHS) podcast creation, the trustworthiness of the information presented, and the credibility of the individuals speaking on the podcast. The purpose of this study was to explore the level of trust in science of FANRHS podcast producers, guests, and listeners. The study followed an explanatory sequential mixed-method design beginning with an online survey instrument to measure trust in science and later, semi-structured interviews to further explore participants’ perceptions of trust and trust in science. Results showed participants had moderate to moderately high levels of trust in …


Fostering Internationalization In Adult Education Graduate Programs In The United States: Opportunities For Growth, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Maja Stojanović Aug 2023

Fostering Internationalization In Adult Education Graduate Programs In The United States: Opportunities For Growth, Susan Yelich Biniecki, Maja Stojanović

Educational Considerations

Internationalization is a key element of higher education missions to prepare learners for the global dimensions of their lives and work, which are increasingly integrated. In the United States, adult education graduate programs play a vital role in the wider educational landscape, particularly because of their interconnectedness with diverse disciplines and a working learner student population. Although student and scholar mobility remain important to fostering connections, adult education graduate programs can broaden the scope of internationalization aims. This paper proposes three main opportunities for internationalization growth within adult education graduate programs: incorporating intercultural literacy in formal curricula, emphasizing a continuing …


Using Urban Farmer Perceptions Of Urban Agricultural Resources To Inform Extension Programming: A Q Methodology Study, Joshua Campbell, Angel N. Riggs, Diane Montgomery Jun 2023

Using Urban Farmer Perceptions Of Urban Agricultural Resources To Inform Extension Programming: A Q Methodology Study, Joshua Campbell, Angel N. Riggs, Diane Montgomery

Journal of Applied Communications

Urban farmers face challenges as they work among traditionally underserved populations, are new to farming, and may not recognize the resources available to them. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prioritizes urban food production research and has recognized the unique challenges faced by urban farmers. The purpose of this study was to better understand the perspectives of urban farmers toward urban agricultural resources. Using the USDA Urban Agricultural Toolkit (2016) as a conceptual framework, this study found three perspectives of Oklahoma agricultural producers regarding urban agricultural resource challenges: The Visionary Farmer, The Business-minded Farmer, and The Learning Farmer. Visionary …


An Analysis Of The Professional Development Path Of British Community Educators From The Perspective Of Professional Jurisdiction, Xiaohan Ye Jun 2023

An Analysis Of The Professional Development Path Of British Community Educators From The Perspective Of Professional Jurisdiction, Xiaohan Ye

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper adopted the theoretical framework of professional jurisdiction is adopted to presents a picture of the professional evolution of community educators in the UK.


University Image: A Strategic Moderator Between Justice Dimensions And Service Recovery Satisfaction In Open And Distance Learning (Odl) Context?, Mohd Rushidi Mohd Amin Dr, Vinesh Maran Sivakumaran Dr Jun 2023

University Image: A Strategic Moderator Between Justice Dimensions And Service Recovery Satisfaction In Open And Distance Learning (Odl) Context?, Mohd Rushidi Mohd Amin Dr, Vinesh Maran Sivakumaran Dr

Adult Education Research Conference

This study investigated the relationships between perceived justice with justice dimensions (distributive, procedural, interpersonal, and informational), university image, service recovery satisfaction through a survey of 303 ODL students in Malaysia who experienced a service failure and subsequently a service recovery effort.


Effectiveness Of Virtual Reality Technology In Occupational Safety And Health Training, Nik Hasnaa Nik Mahmood, Nurshamshida Md Shamsudin, Mazanah Muhamad, Nor Aida Maskor Jun 2023

Effectiveness Of Virtual Reality Technology In Occupational Safety And Health Training, Nik Hasnaa Nik Mahmood, Nurshamshida Md Shamsudin, Mazanah Muhamad, Nor Aida Maskor

Adult Education Research Conference

The major reason for incompetent hazard identification by safety personnel is due to ineffective training of hazard identification. Hence, this study aims to examine the effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health training using Hazard Identification Virtual Reality Simulation


Never Going Back: Lessons To Carry Forward In Online Instruction, Howard Pitler, Amanda Lickteig, Seth Lickteig May 2023

Never Going Back: Lessons To Carry Forward In Online Instruction, Howard Pitler, Amanda Lickteig, Seth Lickteig

The Advocate

Research has long demonstrated that students thrive best in an online learning community when some basic tenants are followed. These tenants include establishing a peer community, module supports, studying while balancing life commitments, confidence, and the approach to learning (Farrell & Brunton, 2020; Kahn, Egbue, Palkie, & Madden, 2017; Dixson, 2010). Cultivating active engagement in online communities is a purposeful and deliberate practice that requires educators to bring together an assortment of innovative instructional techniques to foster the establishment of Communities of Practice (COP). Wenger, Trayner, and de Laat (2011) define a CoP as a “learning partnership among people who …


Building Student Engagement With Google Spaces, Peg Hohensee Mar 2023

Building Student Engagement With Google Spaces, Peg Hohensee

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Google Spaces is an easy to setup group chat that could help with community building and communication. The presenter will demonstrate creating a Google Space. The presenter will also discuss the results of having used a Google Space with a class and brainstorm with participants uses for future classes.


Action Research In The Time Of Covid-19, Victoria Seeger, Troy Fredde, Brianna O'Neal, Johnna Stewart Feb 2023

Action Research In The Time Of Covid-19, Victoria Seeger, Troy Fredde, Brianna O'Neal, Johnna Stewart

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This study provides a picture of the impact the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) had on action research performed by graduate students at a small Midwest university. A qualitative case study was conducted to examine how the participants’ abilities to implement their research, gather data, and analyze the results was impacted by COVID-19. Participants were asked a series of questions regarding modifications made, the impact to the research that was done, the impact to their findings, and implications for future research. Based on the responses to these surveys, researchers determined four prominent themes; altered timelines, limited access to data and materials, quality …


Digital Transformation Of Enterprise Learning: A Case Study Of China Telecom, Jiaqi He, Yuanyuan Gong, Yingying Hu Jan 2023

Digital Transformation Of Enterprise Learning: A Case Study Of China Telecom, Jiaqi He, Yuanyuan Gong, Yingying Hu

Adult Education Research Conference

This study aimed to explore the digital transformation of enterprise learning. Through the case study of China Telecom, we studied how it transformed and its transformation dimensions.


Underrepresented Adult Learners And The Enduring Pursuit Of Workplace Readiness: Achieving Postponed Career Aspirations & Dreams Through Enhanced Self-Efficacy, Patrick Guilbaud, T. Christa Guilbaud Jan 2023

Underrepresented Adult Learners And The Enduring Pursuit Of Workplace Readiness: Achieving Postponed Career Aspirations & Dreams Through Enhanced Self-Efficacy, Patrick Guilbaud, T. Christa Guilbaud

Adult Education Research Conference

Hands-on learning experiences support workplace readiness. This paper presents preliminary results of a study that examines impacts of a technology-based experiential learning activity on career aspirations of underrepresented adult learners.


Adult Learners And Credit For Prior Learning: Analytical Thinking And Motives, Carrie J. Boden, Catherine A. Cherrstrom, Todd Sherron Jan 2023

Adult Learners And Credit For Prior Learning: Analytical Thinking And Motives, Carrie J. Boden, Catherine A. Cherrstrom, Todd Sherron

Adult Education Research Conference

This study examined 364 adult learners using linguistic inquiry and word count (LIWC) of reflective writing assignments with implications for adult learners and educators and credit for prior learning (CPL).


Hispanic And Non-Hispanic Adult Learners: Analytical Thinking And Affiliation, Catherine A. Cherrstrom Jan 2023

Hispanic And Non-Hispanic Adult Learners: Analytical Thinking And Affiliation, Catherine A. Cherrstrom

Adult Education Research Conference

This study examined 364 Hispanic and non-Hispanic adult learners using linguistic inquiry and word count (LIWC) of reflective writing assignments with implications for adult learners and educators.


Counter-Hegemonic Pedagogy: Activism And The Life Of The Organic Intellectual, Mervin E. Chisholm Jan 2023

Counter-Hegemonic Pedagogy: Activism And The Life Of The Organic Intellectual, Mervin E. Chisholm

Adult Education Research Conference

The continuing search for counter-hegemonic pedagogy is underscored. Aspects of the search are brought into the conversation and useful approaches for advancing emancipatory pedagogy are offered and discussed.