IJIET 2015 Vol.5(5): 348-353 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.528

E-Learning in Higher Education for Adult Learners in Singapore

Chong Guan, Ding Ding, and Kong Weng Ho

Abstract—Countries across the world have witnessed tremendous expansion of adult education and dramatic growth of adult learners. Moreover, with the growing importance of life-long learning, online learning has become a popular tool which is well received by adult learners. In order to enhance adult learners’ learning experience, we have conducted an exploratory research on online learning for adult learners to understand the challenges faced by them in their pursuit of higher education. The results suggest that technical trainings or preparations are needed prior to e-learning and infrastructure needs to be improved. The findings also emphasize on the importance of using localized examples and cases for class discussion.

Index Terms—Adult learning, e-learning, higher education.

Chong Guan and Ding Ding are with the School of Business, SIM University, CO 599491 Singapore (e-mail: guanchong@unisim.edu.sg; dingding@unisim.edu.sg).
Kong Weng Ho is with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore (e-mail: kwho@nus.edu.sg).


Cite: Chong Guan, Ding Ding, and Kong Weng Ho, "E-Learning in Higher Education for Adult Learners in Singapore," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 348-353, 2015.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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