Digital Tools to Increase the Academic Success of the Adult Learner

Create a research presentation describing the digital tools an adult learner can use to increase their academic success.

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Digital Tools to Increase the Academic Success of the Adult Learner by Mind Map: Digital Tools to Increase the Academic Success of the Adult Learner

1. Although there are many digital tools available, knowing which will help them be more successful depends on the adult, their digital literacy, learning style, and what it is they intend to accomplish.

1.1. Project goals

1.2. Learning style

1.3. Digital Literacy

1.4. Stay current w/digital trends

2. Statements of fact

2.1. May not be comfortable

2.2. Away from the classroom/ learning environment for a while

2.3. "Technology allows students to be more creative."

2.4. "It allows a student to become more professional and up-to-date."

2.5. The right digital tools can help keep the adult learner organized

3. Examples of digital tools

3.1. Digital Resources

3.1.1. APUS Library

3.1.2. My Workspce

3.1.3. Newsletter Subscriptions

3.1.4. Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

3.2. APUS

3.2.1. Instructor/ Peer Networking

3.2.1.1. Chat Room

3.2.1.2. Adobe Connect

3.2.1.3. Lync 2013

3.2.1.4. MyCampus Email

3.2.2. Mobile Resources

3.2.2.1. Lync 2013

3.2.2.2. Library app

3.2.2.3. APUSmobile

3.2.2.4. FREE Office 365

3.3. Personal Learning Environments (PLE)

3.3.1. Social Networks

3.3.1.1. Twitter

3.3.1.2. Facebook

3.3.1.3. LinkedIn

3.3.1.4. Google+

3.3.2. Resource Searches

3.3.2.1. ERIC

3.3.2.2. DOAJ

3.3.2.3. Google Scholar

3.3.2.4. National Archives

3.3.3. Cloud Based File Sharing

3.3.3.1. OneDrive

3.3.3.2. Evernote

3.3.3.3. Google Drive

3.3.3.4. Dropbox

3.3.3.5. iCLoud

3.3.4. Blogging/ Publishing Platforms

3.3.4.1. WordPress

3.3.4.2. Squarespace

4. Characteristics of the Adult Learner

4.1. Reliable

4.2. Employeed

4.3. Self-motivated

4.4. Busy (family, work)

4.5. Able to work independendtly

4.6. Out of pocket expenses

5. Structure

5.1. Decide on your topic focus

5.2. Create list of facts

5.3. Organize facts into categories

5.4. Create chapters from categories

5.4.1. Introduction - why are you writing about this?

5.4.2. Subhead 1

5.4.3. Subhead 2

5.4.4. Subhead 3

5.4.5. Conclusion - what summarizes what is most interesting about your topic?

6. Write and Edit

6.1. Don't be afraid to edit. Simple, memorable information is hard and requires filtering.

7. Proofread & Finalize

7.1. Cover Page

7.2. Table of Contents

7.3. Bibliography

8. My Geistesblitzes

8.1. I need to add a relationship to both personal and AMU for Google and Google education app!

8.2. I could argue the adult learner doesn't care to fully grasp the digital trends- they just want to get through school. However, that is not entirely true. Maybe show how some do/ don't? or skip it al together.

8.3. Evernote, and other apps like it are AMAZING tools for school.

9. New Topic

9.1. New Topic

10. elearners.com

11. smartsheets

12. Cite images used!

13. APUS ePress: Electronic Journals