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Adult Learning in Online Environments: Three Strategies to Achieve Optimal Instructional Design
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Adult learning within online learning environments requires different instructional design approaches and considerations than those used in traditional face-to-face contexts. In order to meet the needs of adult college learners, online instructors should consider implementing an andragogical teaching model that is underpinned with adult learning principles and view technology tools as potential vehicles with which to engage learners. With this in mind, this article seeks to describe three specific research-based instructional strategies for online environments that have been shown to be effective and foster success among adult college learners.


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