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Page: 802 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

ADULT LEARNING IN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE APPROACH

L.H. Lim1, Z.Q. Lim2

1National Institute of Education (SINGAPORE)
2National University of Singapore (SINGAPORE)
This paper seeks to explore the engagement of asynchronous computer-mediated discussion among adult learners in Singapore's education system. The adoption of technology in the field of peer mentoring is an emerging development. The authors present a peer mentoring case study in an adult education context, in which online posts serve as data sources. The fundamentals of mentoring and mentoring structures under the new electronic paradigm are discussed. The challenges and benefits of such peer mentoring engagement are also explored. Results from analysis of the qualitative data reveal aspects pertaining to integration of adult learning (or andragogy) principles into actual practice in peer mentoring. Finally, the authors offer suggestions for further research on asynchronous online peer mentoring that could contribute to a better understanding of such learning for adults in the education service.
@InProceedings{LIM2013ADU,
author = {Lim, L.H. and Lim, Z.Q.},
title = {ADULT LEARNING IN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE APPROACH},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {4-5 March, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {802}}
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SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
PY - 2013
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CI - Valencia, Spain
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L.H. Lim, Z.Q. Lim (2013) ADULT LEARNING IN EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE APPROACH, INTED2013 Proceedings, p. 802.
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