The SBO project ‘Adult Learners Online! Blended and Online Learning in Adult Education and Training’(ALO!) has a four-fold mission:

  • To improve the quality of online and blended learning in adult education through the use of a continuous quality improvement framework;
  • To analyse the current online and blended learning design and to provide guidelines for a better (optimal) learning environment for the specific learner groups both at the course level and programme level;
  • To research the individual and social background of adult learners and their (non-) participation in online and blended learning and to analyse the key variables that affect their participation and learning and social outcomes in online and blended learning;
  • To develop and validate teacher professional development models in order to improve the quality of online and blended learning.