A Phenomenological Exploration of Adult Basic Education Teachers’ Experiences with Professional Development

By Joel Floyd, Ph.D., Chief Executive Director of Adult ESL and Continuing Education, English for a Lifetime Language Institute and Steven Roth, Ed.D., Graduate Professor of Education, Coordinator of the Master’s Programs in Education, Keiser University
Adult basic education (ABE) teachers’ lack of professional development is alarming given that their primary responsibilities are to instruct nontraditional adult learners in obtaining basic literacy skills to prepare this student population for the workforce. Employing a phenomenological research methodology, this study included five ABE teachers’ lived experiences with professional development. The results indicated that the ABE field lacked a stable and consistent professional development program.

Unfair Application of “The LeBlanc Method”

Remote Teaching –Thriving or Surviving?

By Larry Banks, Ph.D., Teaching and Learning Consultant, EduShare, LLC
Effective remote instruction starts with faculty carefully combing learning principles with learning technologies. To motivate students, faculty need to identify course outcomes that matter, be efficient and respectful of time on task, apply concepts to show relevance to the workplace, and provide frequent, confidence-building feedback.

Program Outlook in the Context of a Pandemic

Campus Collaboration for Student Success

By Shonna Dent, Director of Academic Affairs, College of Health Care Professions
This article will focus on creating a positive, student-centered campus and classroom culture by using effective college preparation strategies that provide an opportunity to promote continuous learning and student support. Topics presented help to provide a deeper understanding of the needs of adult learners and the steps needed to create a foundation for student success that builds upon creating the most effective learning environment that encourages adult learners to take a leadership role in their educational experience.

Reaching Students in a COVID-19 Focused Learning Environment

Campus Screening App, Cleaning Technology Help Bring Stanbridge University Students Safely Back to Campus

Written from an interview with Yasith Weerasuriya, President and CEO, Stanbridge University
Stanbridge University focused on safety when successfully bringing its students back to campus and clinical settings, not only following best practices in social distancing and mask wearing, but also using new technology like NanoSeptic coverings, an IOS/Android campus screening app and more.

8 Lessons From 2020 to Influence a New Normal