n South African Journal of Higher Education - Meeting adult learning needs during Web-supported Web-skills training : the practice of higher education

Volume 16, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



This article reports on a six-week course in Web Content Development presented by the University of Pretoria's Department of Information Science. The course was presented in a hybrid model consisting of six Saturday morning workshops, supported by an electronic mailing list and a website. Adult learning needs are discussed together with the way the course was designed to accommodate them. The positive and negative reflective comments made by learners at the conclusion of the course are considered. The relationship between the comments and adult learning needs is discussed. The article concludes with a list of lessons learnt. An important lesson is that value is the single adult learning need that generates most positive and negative comments.

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