The Potential of Tele-Assessment and Virtual Treatment for the Future of Lifelong Learning: A Literature Review

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Lifelong learning includes the traditional education of nontraditional learners (often meaning adult learners who have delayed their higher education and returned to the formal educational setting) as well as continuing professional development and continuing education for those in their careers. Undiagnosed and untreated learning and thinking differences can wreak havoc on those earnestly attempting to learn throughout their lives. However, there are so many barriers to traditional assessment and treatment that many lifelong learners do not have easy access to these services. Tele-assessment (and tele-diagnosis) and virtual treatment hold a potential to reduce barriers, increase access and ease, and provide seamless supports for those whose brains are mismatched to the typical demands of lifelong learning. By reducing time constraints (including requiring rigid, in-office hours as well as travel time), increasing supply (by more easily distributing resources especially to rural and dense, urban areas), and providing valid and research-supported diagnosis and treatment, tele-assessment and virtual treatment can help lift some of the roadblocks that lifelong learners face in their education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCreative Approaches to Technology-Enhanced Learning for the Workplace and Higher Education - Proceedings of ‘The Learning Ideas Conference’ 2023
EditorsDavid Guralnick, Michael E. Auer, Antonella Poce
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783031416361
StatePublished - 2023
Event16th Learning Ideas Conference, TLIC 2023 - New York, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2023Jun 16 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume767 LNNS
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


Conference16th Learning Ideas Conference, TLIC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


  • Tele-Assessment
  • Telehealth
  • Teletherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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