Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 12, 2008
Eduventures, Inc., the leader in shared-cost, data-driven research and consulting for higher education, has announced the release of a new white paper titled The Adult Learner: An Eduventures Perspective, aimed at helping colleges and universities better understand the adult learner market. The white paper is available for download at http://www.eduventures.com/whitepaper.
The white paper includes information and analysis related to adult learners' characteristics, motivations, and preferences, as well as strategies that college and university leaders may use to recruit them. According to Peter Stokes, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer at Eduventures, such data can enhance colleges' and universities' understanding of where the adult learner market is headed, and better equip them to serve adult learners in the future.
"The adult learner market is sizable and growing, but serving it effectively will require new behaviors at many institutions," said Stokes. "Fortunately, there are many practical justifications for adjusting these behaviors, from increasing the rate of participation in higher education to improving the financial health of the institution through the development of new tuition streams. Furthermore, by better educating the adult learner community, colleges and universities can directly impact the competitiveness of their local economies, as well as our national competitiveness on the global stage."
Much of the data included in the white paper comes from the research Eduventures conducts on behalf of members of its Continuing and Professional Education, Online Higher Education, and Summer Sessions Learning Collaboratives. The Adult Learner: An Eduventures Perspective can be found at http://www.eduventures.com/whitepaper.
About Eduventures, Inc.
Eduventures is the industry leader in shared-cost, data-driven research and consulting for higher education. Eduventures is dedicated to helping colleges and universities become more efficient and successful institutions. More than 300 higher education institutions participate in one or more of Eduventures' eight Learning Collaboratives: Academic Leadership, Continuing and Professional Education, Development, Enrollment Management, Online Higher Education, Schools of Education, Student Affairs, and Summer Sessions. Membership benefits include Collaborative Research Reports on current trends and issues, Custom Analysis, and Implementation Support, including opportunities to network with fellow professionals. Additionally, Eduventures provides consulting and management services to colleges and universities, drawing upon market research, data analysis, and best practices developed through the company's Learning Collaboratives. More about Eduventures can be found at http://www.eduventures.com.