In theory, adult learners seem somewhat rebellious: we don’t like being told what to do, we want to do things in our own time, and it better be worth it or we’re not interested! But it’s not because we’ve all reached rock-star status; it’s got to do with the way adults are hardwired to approach education. Thank goodness for adult learning principles that provide insight into how to please mature learners who know what they want.
So let’s take a fresh look at five of the most important adult learning principles and how to translate them into crowd-pleasing eLearning.1. Adults are practical.