Characteristics of adult learners


Reflect on the characteristics of adult learners, and any challenges you personally face as a learner in this course and/or degree program.

Do you believe that the self-directed nature of adult learners is well-suited to one particular type of learning environment?

What do you think is the ideal learning format to help alleviate the challenges adult learners’ face, such as juggling career, family, and other personal responsibilities?

Based on your learning, and your experiences as an adult learner, what have you learned that will influence your design of effective adult learning experiences?

Post your thoughts on how the self-directed nature of adults could be conducive or detrimental to a particular type of learning experience.

Identify any challenges or benefits you have faced as an adult learner, and offer at least two suggestions for how you might design learning experiences geared toward the lifestyle and learning preferenc