New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2013, issue 140, P101-105 2013 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20078 View full text
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Ronald G. White

Abstract: Adult enrollments in both credit and noncredit programs have exploded since the 1980s in response to the need for degree completion, career advancement, and lifelong learning. Despite this growth, this time period also has been characterized by fiscal strains in higher education that have reduced the size of many continuing education (CE) units, eliminated others entirely, and forced more stringent business practices on those that have survived. In addition, the rapid development of new learning technologies …

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