Research & Publications
Whether you’re an employer, college administrator, workforce developer, or adult student, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) offers research and publications to support you. We regularly conduct research, create webinars, and produce publications on ways to help adult learners access education—and connect that learning to work. To search for a publication by title, enter a keyword into the search bar in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Colleges & Universities
Review CAEL’s research, white papers, and recorded webinars on adult learning theory and practice. You will find information on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), Adult Learning Focused Institutions (ALFIs), and marketing to, recruiting, and retaining adult students.
Review CAEL’s research, white papers, and recorded webinars on best practices in employee learning and development, ROI in learning, and talent management. You will also see documents on the value of employee advising, partnerships with higher education, financing learning, and employer-sponsored tuition assistance.
Review CAEL’s research, white papers, and recorded webinars on best practices in workforce development, career pathways, and employability through learning. You will also discover new ways of financing learning and read public policy recommendations that benefit adult learners.
Discover resources on returning to school, selecting a career, and earning college credit for what you already know.
Review the full list of CAEL’s research, white papers, and recorded webinars.