The Adult Education Interview Series Project at University of Central Oklahoma was inspired by the use of TED talks and other similar videos in online and distance education courses. It was noticed that there is not much video information available on the topics of Adult and Continuing Education. So the project was formed. The idea of the project was to record the current thoughts of Adult Educators throughout the nation, and archive them so they can be used in Adult Education courses now and in the future.
The project started in the fall of 2015 with experts in Adult Education being interviewed during the Research to Practice (R2P) Conference. It was then expanded to the Self-Directed Learning Conference in the spring of 2016 and the 2016 R2P conference. In 2017 interviews have been collected at the Adult in Higher Education Alliance(AHEA) and Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education(ANTSHE) conferences.
Dr. Len Bogner is a tenured professor in the Adult Education and Safety Sciences Department at the University of Central Oklahoma. He serves as the program coordinator for the Reach Higher/B.S. Organizational Leadership program which is UCO’s online degree completion program.
Brett King Brett received his M.Ed. in Adult Education, Training from the University of Central Oklahoma(UCO). He currently serves as an Instructional Designer for the Center for eLearning and Connected Environments at UCO. He has experience in student engagement issues, learning environment design and online assessment techniques.