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I was struck by an article in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administrators.  The article talked about the differences in adult learning after college and college students.  They said that adults were more concerned about using what they learned to achieve goals and were more relevancy oriented.  I think this is more a comment on how schools are set up then on what anyone really wants.  I can’t imagine a college age student or even a 5th grader saying they would prefer learning something esoteric than something they could use.  There just used to the lack of relevancy I guess.  Also the adults have to pay for education directly which makes a big difference.

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