ALO: Adult Learners Online! Blended and Online Learning in Adult Education and Training (ALO!)

  • Zhu, Chang (Administrative Promotor)
  • Willems, E. (Co-Promotor)
  • Goeman, Katie (Co-Promotor)
  • De Wever, Bram (Co-Promotor)
  • Lippeveld, Lut (Co-Promotor)
  • Elen, Jan (Co-Promotor)
  • Depryck, Koen (Co-Promotor)

Project Details


The ultimate goal of the present Strategic Basic Research (SBO) project is to improve the quality of online and blended learning (OBL) in formal adult education (AE) and continuing vocational education and training (CVET). Online and blended learning is increasingly applied in adult education to enhance the accessibility and the flexibility of their education programs. However, the dropout, quality, performance, learning design, and competences of both learners and teachers are key issues that determine the success of online and blended learning. Available international literature provides insufficient evidence-based knowledge to support and improve the quality of online and blended learning in the adult education and vocational training sector. Based on a broad and in-depth consultation with the social stakeholders, the needs, questions and challenges of the stakeholders are analysed and synthesised.
Effective start/end date1/11/1431/10/18


  • community building
  • Education
  • cultural education
  • wellbeing
  • school culture
  • school leadership
  • professional development
  • educational technology

Flemish discipline codes in use since 2023

  • Adult education


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