Understanding the New Students, by Diana Oblinger, CEO and President of EDUCAUSE, EDUCAUSE Magazine, July/August 2003
Submitted by Dean Bonnie Smith Skripps
An essential component of facilitating learning is understanding learners. The learning styles, attitudes, and approaches of high school students differ from those of eighteen- to twenty-two-year-old college students. The styles, attitudes, and approaches of adult learners differ yet again. How well do college and university faculty, administrators, and staff understand these differences? How often do they take the differences into account when designing programs or courses?
Although this article dates from 2003, the information is still very relevant to mobile computing. This article provides good foundation material.
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