#267 – What Does a College Degree Mean to a Returning Adult Student? (EdSurge on The Edtech Podcast (Second Acts Series, Episode 3))
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What’s in this episode?
Hello everyone and welcome to The Edtech Podcast and this final episode in collaboration with EdSurge.
This is the last episode in a three-part series to explore the nuances of adult lifelong learners and what sparks their return to University.
A shout out to WorkTripp and Lumina Foundation for supporting this episode, EdSurge for the amazing journalism, and great to have the learner voice front and centre in this mini-series. As always, do let us know what you think. Here we go….
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Meet the Students
Paul Carr is 47 and lives in Detroit.
He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta in the 1990s but dropped out just one semester short of graduating. He has now re-enrolled and hopes to finish.
Gina Petersen is 42 and lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
She headed straight to her local institution, Kirkwood Community College, after graduating high school. But she left after a year. Will she finish her online program this time?
Tim Lum is 34 and lives in Honolulu.
He enrolled in a technical school after high school but didn’t stay long. Now he’s trying a combination of a coding bootcamp and his local community college.
Thank you to this week’s episode sponsors and supporters
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