n Gender and Behaviour - Exploring learning experiences of female adults in higher education using a hybrid study approach : a case study

Volume 15 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



Extending traditional learning and teaching experiences of female adults in higher education into new learning experiences have the potential of meaningful learning and personal enrichment. This article reports on part of the investigation done for a Master’s dissertation (Van Tonder 2015) and focused on the experiences of different role players, when employing technology in adult learning. A qualitative research approach, in particular a case study design, was done in a South African and an United States of America higher education institution. The study found that in the move towards a knowledge society of interconnectedness, adults and particularly female adults, intentionally searched for educational settings that supported their lifestyles and way of learning. Moreover, in a changing global economy, a redress and reform of higher education learning, dominated by a one for all education system in South Africa was needed, especially with the integration of technology.

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