Adult Learners: Why Adaptive Learning is Designed for Them

With more adult learners looking to re skill, skill up or complete a degree, it’s more crucial than ever for higher education institutions find new ways to attract and retain adult learners.   However, teaching adult learners can sometimes present challenges for educators who may be used to teaching traditional, just-out-of high-school freshman.

In an article from eLearning Industry, 8 Important Characteristics of Adult Learners, author Christoforos Pappas outlines some critical traits that make adult learners different from younger, traditionally freshman-age students. Many of these characteristics also align with the benefits of adaptive learning which is increasingly being used as a tool to help adult learners achieve academically.

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