Technology Delivered Feedback for the Online Adult Learner
Wednesday, June 27 2:45 PM-3:45 PM Location: Mt. Elbert
Abstract: This paper assessed the interplay of the needs of adult online learners, dialogic educational models, distance education, transactional distance, and collaborative learning, specifically pertaining to feedback in the online classroom. This insightful, critical analysis of the work of Bohm, Senge, Freire, Peters, Moore, Knowles, and Hattie has identified a need, solution, and suggestion for an educational technology to integrating feedback in the adult learner’s online academic journey. Thanks to technology, adult learners now have access to education independent of the time and place of the traditional classroom. The expansion of online learning necessitates a thorough review to ensure that the environment meets the needs of its adult learners. This review found resolution in the same technology that brings online learning to the student. With the partnership of learning environments and educational technologies, the feedback needs of the adult learner can be met.