Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning

Appreciate Andragogy is an exciting new instructional strategy that brings Appreciative Inquiry to the field of education. Appreciative Inquiry has been successfully utilized in organizations as a strengths-based approach to employee development. Similar to positive psychology there is a focus on developing strengths instead of deficits, to achieve peak or optimal performance. More

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About Dr Bruce A. Johnson

Dr. J's Mission: Teach, Write, and Inspire Others as an academic educator, leader, author, writer, and mentor.

Dr. J has been working in the field of higher education and distance learning since 2005, with roles that have included Chief Academic Officer, online instructor, college instructor, and online faculty development specialist. Dr. J also has significant experience with curriculum development, having developed hundreds of courses for corporate training programs, along with bachelors, masters, and doctorate college degree programs.

Dr. J founded Afforded Quality Writing in 2003 and writes hundreds of resumes each year, utilizing a skill set based approach to highlight the best of each person's career.

Dr. J writes blog posts, articles, and books to inform, inspire, and empower readers. Dr. J has published over 180 online articles related to adult education, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development.


An Introduction to Appreciative Andragogy
The purpose of this case study was to explore the application and outcome of appreciative andragogy as an online instructional strategy for the development of adult learner motivation, engagement, and performance. This results of this study indicated that appreciative andragogy had an ability to take the distance out of distance learning.

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