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Author(s):Choitz, V., and Prince, H
Title:Flexible learning options for adult students
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:This paper takes a close look at emerging trends in public postsecondary education that offer adult learners more flexible access to courses and help accelerate their progress through credential programs.
Annotation:This paper takes a close look at emerging trends in public postsecondary education that offer adult learners more flexible access to courses and help accelerate their progress through credential programs. FutureWorks and Jobs for the Future have examined the literature and conducted interviews with public postsecondary education practitioners and research experts and fielded two surveys with state-level experts in an effort to identify barriers to program development and diffusion, identify promising practices, and solicit examples of model programs. A companion paper prepared for this project by Dr. Mary Gatta of Rutgers University, Online Programming for Sub-baccalaureate Credentials, explores online learning options for lower-skill adult learners.
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Associated Keywords:
Accelerated Degree Programs
Adult Students
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Non-traditional Students

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