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How does adult education change in an online environment?

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1. How does adult education change in an online environment?

Online teaching requires that instructors develop a new set of skills in order to teach effectively via the World Wide Web. Changes are also required in online course development and management, as well as gaining an understanding of the needs of an online learner, the skills needed to be an effective online mentor and instructor, the tools available for distance education, and the various online course models.

In general, the delivery model is changed from face-to-face to electronic technological delivery. However, different technologies and delivery models are being used by practitioners in the field of electronic learning and these delivery modes and strategies need to be used effectively to create a safe learning environment and one that meets the different learning styles of learners. For example, instructors need the skills in identifying, analyzing, and planning for the diversity in adult learning behaviors, such as strategies for developing critical thinking and reflective practice in adult students. Adult learning theory and principles are also used in the design of technology-based instruction to make it more effective.

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Appendix C

Match the psychological theories with the appropriate statement(s):

__Psychodynamic Theory __Trait Theory

__Learning Theory __Sociocultural

__Humanistic Theory

A. Individualism versus collectivism

B. Popular theorist Eysenck initiated the five-factor model.

C. The healthy personality is found in balancing the social self with the individual self.

D. Genetics determine the traits for a healthy personality, but how those traits are expressed are influenced by learning experiences, development of skills, and the ability to choose our own actions.

E. Popular theorists include Maslow and Rogers.

F. Popular theorists include Freud, Jung, and Erikson.

G. Social and cultural factors such as ethnicity, gender, culture, discrimination, and socioeconomic status influence one's sense of self and his or her adjustment to society.

H. Taken from the European philosophy of Existentialism

I. Focus on the individuals' capacity to build knowledge and adapt to the environments around them. Includes behaviorism and social-cognitive theory.

J. Personality is characterized by a struggle between different elements within an individual's personality. Behavior, thoughts, and emotions are the result of this inner struggle.

K. Consists of five major personality factors which are reasonably stable elements of personality. These factors include extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.

L. Popular theorists include Pavlov and Skinner.

M. Idea of the healthy personality is the ability to love and work.

N. A healthy personality means knowing one's self, making authentic choices which are consistent with goals, and the capability of making real changes in their lives.

Choose two to three of the personality theories discussed in your text and write a detailed summary comparing and contrasting the theories you have chosen.

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