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Exploring the Learning Experience Process of Single Middle-Aged Women at a Cyber University

  • Global Creative Leader: Education & Learning
  • Abbr : GCL
  • 2019, 9(4), pp.47-65
  • DOI : 10.34226/gcl.2019.9.4.47
  • Publisher : Research Institute for Gifted & Talented Education, Soongsil University
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education
  • Received : July 29, 2019
  • Accepted : September 3, 2019
  • Published : September 30, 2019

Chungyun, Kim 1

1경기대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to explore the learning experience process of single middle-aged female learners. Thus, 12 research participants in their 7th to 8th semester of a cyber university were interviewed directly by the researcher. The collected data were analyzed using grounded theory. As a result, 66 concepts, 25 sub-categories, and 11 categories were derived in the learning experience process of single middle-aged female learners. In addition, the learning experience process of crisis phase, challenge phase, effort phase, and transition phase which changed into four stages and a core category of the life transformation process through learning devotion were found. The participants entered the cyber university to make a transition through learning and relieve real life pain, but faced combining work and study difficulties, and pressure from online learning. However, the relationship from online and offline meeting with learning without social prejudice was formed and a positive internal motivation was improved. Based on these findings, single middle-aged female learners were able to prepare for their future life in a realistic way, identify their life with learning, and experience a life transformation that formed an active learning-ego. This result suggested that a lifelong learning support system in cyber universities should be established, considering individual specificity of the single middle-aged women.

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