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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/22852
Title:
An exploration of adult learners' perspectives of using Learndirect centres as sites for learning
Authors:
Dhillon, Jaswinder
Abstract:
This article explores the experience of adult learners and their perceptions of learning using computer-based learning materials, mainly Learndirect packages. The findings are based on focus group interviews with learners in a range of settings, including centres in community-based organisations, further education colleges and private training providers based in the Midlands region of England. The research forms part of a larger study of partnership working and its role in widening participation in lifelong learning in the Black Country sub-region of England, but this article will focus specifically on the data from focus group interviews with learners. The findings reported here provide an insight into the ability of learners to articulate the benefits and the weakness of learning in this way, and to be clear about their learning goals. The data reveal aspects of the physical, social and psychological learning environment, which help learners participate in learning. This is, of course, useful for practitioners, but the individual stories also reveal deeper and more hurtful previous experiences, which cannot be tackled by tinkering with the learning environment or the learning materials.
Citation:
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 9(1): 147-160
Publisher:
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal:
Research in Post-Compulsory Education
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/22852
DOI:
10.1080/13596740400200163
Additional Links:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=15125; http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t716100718
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
13596748; 17475112
Appears in Collections:
Professional and Adult Learning

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDhillon, Jaswinder-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-10T08:31:04Z-
dc.date.available2008-04-10T08:31:04Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationResearch in Post-Compulsory Education, 9(1): 147-160en
dc.identifier.issn13596748-
dc.identifier.issn17475112-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13596740400200163-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/22852-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the experience of adult learners and their perceptions of learning using computer-based learning materials, mainly Learndirect packages. The findings are based on focus group interviews with learners in a range of settings, including centres in community-based organisations, further education colleges and private training providers based in the Midlands region of England. The research forms part of a larger study of partnership working and its role in widening participation in lifelong learning in the Black Country sub-region of England, but this article will focus specifically on the data from focus group interviews with learners. The findings reported here provide an insight into the ability of learners to articulate the benefits and the weakness of learning in this way, and to be clear about their learning goals. The data reveal aspects of the physical, social and psychological learning environment, which help learners participate in learning. This is, of course, useful for practitioners, but the individual stories also reveal deeper and more hurtful previous experiences, which cannot be tackled by tinkering with the learning environment or the learning materials.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=15125en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t716100718en
dc.subjectAdult learnersen
dc.subjectLearndirecten
dc.subjectComputer-based learningen
dc.subjectMidlands regionen
dc.subjectWidening participationen
dc.subjectLifelong learningen
dc.titleAn exploration of adult learners' perspectives of using Learndirect centres as sites for learningen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Post-Compulsory Educationen
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