Examining social inclusion and social capital among adult learners in blended and online learning environments

New learning spaces and learning formats [affect] the learning and education of adults. In this respect, digitalisation is believed to reduce social exclusion. Moreover, adult education, social inclusion and social capital are positively related among adults. Therefore, this questionnaire study examines how adults who are engaged in online and blended learning perceived change in social inclusion and social capital. [The authors] conceptualised social inclusion as social participation and social connectedness, and social capital as bonding and bridging ties. In the case of blended adult learne ... Show more

Authors: Cocquyt, Celine; Diep, Anh Nguyet; Zhu, Chang; Greef, Maurice de ... [+] Show more

Published: Linkoping, Sweden, European Society for Research on the Education of Adults, 2017

Resource type: Article

Access item: http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9111

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