OL 3100.01 Teaching the Adult Learner, 2024

  • 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024

According to the American Council on Education, more than 50 percent of students are adult learners. These numbers continue to grow as these individuals seek to advance in their career, obtain a degree to stay competitive, retrain for a new position, or pursue a new career. This course will teach you how to differentiate the characteristics and needs of traditional students (18- to 22-year-olds) from those of adult learners in order to help you best teach them.

Course Objectives

  • After taking this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Define 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: 4 weeks
  • Time Commitment: 1-3 hours