Blended learning in Adult Education - Is it the learner, the teacher or quality & design? Findings of the Adult Learners Online (ALO!) project in Flanders – Part 1

ID: 52876 Type: Symposium
  1. Bram Pynoo, Koen DePryck, and Chang Zhu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  2. Ellen Van Twembeke, KU Leuven, Belgium
  3. Silke Vanslambrouck and Yves Blieck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  4. Hilde Van Laer, CVO Antwerpen / Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  5. Brent Philipsen and Jo Tondeur, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Thursday, June 28 2:15 PM-3:15 PM Location: De Wallen View on map

Presider: Bram Pynoo, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Abstract: Online and blended learning is increasingly being offered in adult education to enhance the accessibility and flexibility of education. In this symposium, five PhD-researchers will highlight the main findings of the ALO project (Adult Learners Online – Online & blended learning in adult education and vocational training) a four-year project (2014-18) funded by the Flemish government. Aim of the ALO-project is to improve the quality of online and blended learning in Flemish adult education centers. The research covers four research objectives: (1) How can AE providers improve the quality of online and blended learning?; (2) How can the design of OBL courses and programs contribute to better performance?; (3) To what extent do contextual, input, and process variables affect the quality of learner output variables?; (4) Which teacher professional development model can be validated to enhance teacher competences for applying online and blended learning?


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