Web-Based Learning Needs for Adult Education Centres, 7(13)
AbstractThis study recounts the experience of the Vancouver School District in planning for web-based instruction in adult education centers. Following a literature review of adult learning and web-based instruction with learners, focus groups were held to identify needs of learners, instructors, and administrators. Results identified learning needs for diverse constituent groups, strengths and limitations of web-based technology with adult students and issues dealing with web-based interactivity, accessibility, support, and collaboration and participation in decision-making. The article concludes with recommendations for future directions that might be pursued by an adult education centre within the Vancouver School Board.