Research & Publications

Barriers to learning prevent many adults from seeking the training or earning the degrees they want and need. These barriers can be financial, informational, or technological. Breaking them down requires constant learning, exploration, and development.

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) conducts research, creates webinars, and produces publications on ways to help adult learners access education—and connect that learning to work. Whether you’re an employer, college administrator, workforce developer, or adult student, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) offers resources to support you.

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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.

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Employers

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.

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Workforce Developers

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.

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Adult Students

Discover resources on returning to school, selecting a career, and earning college credit for what you already know.

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All Publications

Review the full list of CAEL’s research, white papers, and recorded webinars.

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Webinars and Video Recordings

Review a list of CAEL's recorded webinars and videos.