Donlevy & Donlevy, two prolific writers on the topic of adult education, discuss in this article the implications of the internet on adult learning. In the work they review several burgeoning adult learning sites that can be accessed via the WWW.andhow they as a group and individually are changing the outlook of adult education, on a basic and continuing education level. Learners are seeking technology-based learning to decrease time expended as well as increase the flexibility of the learning experience, so their lives as wage earners in a family are only limitedly interrupted. The authors of the work are staunch advocated of technology in adult education and show their bias here by stressing the many positive aspects of applying technology to the adult classroom and the alternative adult learning environment. The most important content of this brief article is the emphasis of net-based research tools that review adult learning technology cites on a regular basis, allowing the learner to "shop" for the one that best meets his or her needs (www.thirteen.org/wnetschool).
Hopey, C. (1999). Technology and Adult Education: RISING EXPECTATIONS. Adult Learning, 10(4), 26.
Hopey, stresses that the adult education environment has been forever altered with regard to the advancement and availability of technology. The work is essentially a brief overview of the entrance of technology into the adult classroom and what the essential causes of it are. The author stresses that the number one causation of adult education technology-based learning is the essential assumption by educators and students alike that such technology has nearly exponential potential to the learner and the classroom, and should therefore be supported and utilized, even if that means working through developmental bugs in systems. The most essential information within this work is the acknowledgement that educational technology has the potential to increase the ability of many adult learners to attain education they might never have been able to prior to its introduction and that meeting this goal should be the intention when seeking new technology platforms for the adult classroom.