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Evaluation and Application of Andragogical Assumptions to the Adult Online Learning Environment

  title={Evaluation and Application of Andragogical Assumptions to the Adult Online Learning Environment},
  author={Laurie C. Blondy},
  journal={Journal of Interactive Online Learning},
The usefulness and application of andragogical assumptions has long been debated by adult educators. The assumptions of andragogy are often criticized due to the lack of empirical evidence to support them, even though several educational theories are represented within the assumptions. In adult online education, these assumptions represent an ideal starting point for educators to use in their instructional approach. Application of these assumptions with respect to the type of course being… Expand
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