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bullet Preparing for the GED Online: Lessons Learned from Experienced Teachers and Adult Learners

Donita Massengill Shaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-9671

Larry Mikulecky, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN 47405

Eileen Pilliner, Ph.D.
Community Technical and Adult Education
Program Coordinator
GED/ABE/ESOL (Adult Academics)
1014 SW 7th Road
Ocala, FL 34471

Keywords: General Equivalency Degree, online, self-study
(added Tuesday, July 2, 2013)

The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine instructor and student views of online GED programs. Twenty-two adult students and four adult instructors from one adult education site in the southeastern part of the United States completed surveys, followed by nine student interviews. Our research confirmed that most users accessed a computer at home, were successful at using a computer, and spent relatively little time enrolled in the GED program. The majority of students had passed their GED test, indicating the online option provided sufficient support and face-to-face interaction may not be that important for this group of learners. Limitations of this study and further research ideas are included.

bullet Using Eye Training to Improve Struggling Adult Readers

by Evan Ortlieb
(added Friday, April 5, 2013)

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