Adult Education

General

Adult Education
This site has a variety of links to adult education materials, as well as links to other resources.
Adult Education's Electronic Information Gateway
Features include resources, calendar, news, and searchable documents related to Adult Education.
Adult Education Network (AEDNET)
The Adult Education Network (AEDNET) is an international network of individuals interested in adult education. Researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in adult and continuing education are provided with opportunities to discuss important topics and concerns in an on-line environment.
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
AAACE publishes two of the nation's leading periodicals in education and training: Adult Learning magazine and the scholarly journal Adult Education Quarterly. AAACE also publishes books, monographs and booklets on a variety of adult education topics.
Distance Learn.org
Florida Distance Learning Consortium electronic catalog, "Your Course Connection," will help you easily locate all distance learning courses offered at Florida's colleges.
National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium
NAEPDC works with the Department of Education (Office of Vocational and Adult Education), the National Institute for Literacy, and the National Center for Adult Literacy in planning for programs and activities to support adult learning initiatives.
The National Reporting System for Adult Education
The National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) is an outcome-based reporting system for the state-administered, Federally funded adult education programs.
New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
New Horizons in Adult Education, founded in 1987, is an electronic journal focused on current research and ideas in adult education. New Horizons in Adult Education publishes research, thought pieces, book reviews, conceptual analyses, case studies, and invitational columns.
North Carolina Adult Education Association
This site has a variety of links to many Adult Education resources.
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
The Regional Educational Laboratories are educational research and development organizations supported by contracts with the U.S. Education Department, Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI).
Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center
This site provides adult education and literacy resources, information, and professional development in Virginia.

Research Studies

Adult Education Research Conference
The Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) is an annual North American conference that provides a forum for adult education researchers to share their experiences and the results of their studies with students, other researchers, and practitioners from around the world.
Designing Multimedia Learning Systems for Adult Learners: Basic Skills With a Workforce Emphasis
The purpose of this working paper is to review lessons learned about the design of the Literacy Link Workplace Essential Skills (WES) learning system, as a result of a formative evaluation conducted by the Institute for Social Research (Johnston & Young, 1999) in the fall of 1998.
The Effective Use Of Learning Groups In Online Education
This research addressed the structure and support of small group collaborative activity within the online setting. Participants were working adults (teachers at the K-12 and post-secondary level, instructional designers, and corporate trainers) pursuing graduate degrees in education. This paper consists of the background and context of the study, followed by the researcher's conclusions and recommendations for improved course design, group structure, and instructor support.
Identifying groups of learners through the use of learning strategies
The purpose of this study was to examine and describe the learning strategies by adult learners at two-year colleges in Alberta, Canada. This study might provide some background for someone pursing information about adult learning strategies.
New Horizons In Adult Education
New Horizons in Adult Education, founded in 1987, is an electronic journal focused on current research and ideas in adult education. New Horizons in Adult Education publishes research, thought pieces, book reviews, conceptual analyses, case studies, and invitational columns.
Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives
The purpose of this Digest is to review some current perspectives about technology and adult learning. It begins by describing approaches for integrating technology into adult learning and then considers how technology can be used to support and expand adult learning.
WestEd
WestEd is a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, which provides many links to resources of information in regards to research and projects.