Online Learning for Adults: Factors that Contribute to Success (2008)

A Literature Review

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Program was approved for delivery in July 2004 at all 24 colleges in Ontario by the Colleges Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. ACE is a Grade 12 Equivalent program for the purpose of entry to college and apprenticeship programming. The Apprenticeship Branch accepts ACE as Grade 12 equivalent and it is the level of programming generally accepted by colleges for admission to college-level post-secondary programs.

In winter 2007, the College Sector Committee (CSC) received funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to develop ACE courses for delivery in an online format. The CSC saw the importance of conducting a literature review to inform the implementation of ACE Online in terms of effective online practices for adult learning and instruction, characteristics of successful online learners, and organizational supports needed for effective learning.

The literature review provides a great deal of information on effective practices and potential barriers to inform the original question posed in the literature review with respect to how to ensure ACE Online is successful and effective. The review provides information on institutional factors needed for success, effective instructional practices, and online learner characteristics along with ways to motivate and retain online adult learners.

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Sue Folinsbee. Online Learning for Adults: Factors that Contribute to Success 2008. Web. 9 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/csc/litreview/litreview.pdf>
Sue Folinsbee (2008). Online Learning for Adults: Factors that Contribute to Success. Retrieved August 9, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/csc/litreview/litreview.pdf
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