OL 3100.01: Teaching the Adult Learner

  • 01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023

OL 3100 is a fully online self-directed learning experience. You will be able to work through the course at your own pace, and it should take you a total seat time of 1–3 hours.

Course Goals

The goal of OL 3100 is to provide online instructors with a framework for:

  • understanding how adult learners differ from traditional 18- to 22-year-old college students
  • engaging adult students in order to improve learning outcomes
  • promoting effective interaction with adult students

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • define the “adult learner” in general terms
  • identify unique characteristics of adult learners at Penn State
  • recognize the Penn State services that are available for adult learners
  • design instructional activities for adult learners
  • Number: OL 3100.01
  • Category:
  • Mode: Self-Guided
  • Duration: 30 days
  • Time Commitment: 1–3 hours