Motivating Factors Associated with Adult Participation in Distance Learning Program

Muhammad Madi Bin Abdullah, Balakrishnan Parasuraman, Balakrishnan Muniapan, Sebastian Koren, Michael Jones


Gaining and understanding of the motivation which drives adults to commit to, and complete, higher education through distance learning is an important requirement for the design and the delivery of adult programs for educational institutions in Malaysia and abroad. Through an in-depth empirical examination, this paper provides the insight of one individual and his commitment to, and motivation to complete a Masters program through distance learning. The paper supports the empirical findings with a theoretical overview, discussing contemporary research in the field of adult education. Various factors that relate to adult participation in distance learning program are discussed in this paper.

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International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)

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