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Online adult learning in higher education: Examining experiences, motivations, success and barriers to lifelong learning

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dc.contributor.author Kaufman, Yuliya
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-25T06:28:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-25T06:28:39Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/4960
dc.description.abstract Online education environment is becoming increasingly popular among adult learners. Despite the growing attention given to online learning in Kazakhstan over the last decade, online adult learners voices are scarce. As such, I planned a mixed method explanatory study to better under online adult learners’ experiences in Kazakhstan. However, due to a low response rate, this study focused on interviews of 10 adult learners with bachelor and master’s degrees who participated in online learning within recent years. Through the lenses of theories related to online adult learning, the main research questions guiding this study included: (1) What are adult learners’ perceptions of the online learning, and how they have changed, if at all, in unprecedented times during COVID-19 (2) What motivates adult learners with postgraduate degrees to participate in online learning? (3) What are adult learners’ perceptions of success and challenges in online learning? Semi-structured interviews were conducted online due to the restrictions of COVID-19. Findings showed that adult learners’ perceptions of online learning are more positive than negative; reasons for adults to enroll in online learning varied from professional and personal development to being forced to due to pandemic..... en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject adult learning en_US
dc.subject motivation en_US
dc.subject online learning en_US
dc.subject self-directed learning en_US
dc.title Online adult learning in higher education: Examining experiences, motivations, success and barriers to lifelong learning en_US
dc.type Master's thesis en_US
workflow.import.source science

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