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Assess the impact of an introduction to HTML coding on adult learners for a wider choice of options for further academic study or direct employment: a case study

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dc.contributor.advisor Lane, Catriona
dc.contributor.author McDonald, Sheila
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-14T09:07:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-14T09:07:17Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3886
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract An industry shortage of high skilled computer users create further options for adult learners by equipping them with an employable skill set and this research assesses the potential widening of progression routes for adult learners. An action case study was exercised to obtain data for this study and was obtained by using a representative sample of adult learners that formed into two groups of ten participants each. The participants attended class sessions during the research and completed one hundred per cent assessment projects by creating two web pages and writing a report on the background and a critical evaluation of their web sites. One of the outcomes of the research was the creation of an adult learner profile in Limerick city that incorporated their educational backgrounds, perceptions of coding, attitudes and opinions of what they saw as important academic subjects. The disparity of computer skills demonostrated during the research was also documented that is linked to the choice and availability of courses for adult learners which in turn impacts on progression choices. One of the implications of this research is the matching of provision of courses and requirements posed by the portait of the modern adult learner. Academic progression may not be the primary motivator for adult learners as they have greater responsibilities than young learners and are seeking a way of returning to the labour force. Application of andragogical practices are implemented during the reseach and are tied to several learning theories and how these can be applied to the learning of HTML coding. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject adult learners en_US
dc.subject computer skills en_US
dc.subject Limerick en_US
dc.title Assess the impact of an introduction to HTML coding on adult learners for a wider choice of options for further academic study or direct employment: a case study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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