Abstract

This qualitative cross-case study examines how age-related differences are manifest and managed within online groups of adult learners. The findings suggest lack of traditional instruction in the PBL groups created a vacuum of authority, which they were unable to satisfactorily resolve.

Keywords

Collaborative learning, mixed-age groups, psychodynamics learning theory

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The Savior Image in Online Collaborative Learning: How Adult Learning Groups Manage Age-related Difference

This qualitative cross-case study examines how age-related differences are manifest and managed within online groups of adult learners. The findings suggest lack of traditional instruction in the PBL groups created a vacuum of authority, which they were unable to satisfactorily resolve.