This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||EDUC 6171||Course||Theories and Frameworks for Adult Learning||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
|Course Code||EDUC 6177||Course||Using Technology to Enhance Adult Learning||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
|Course Code||EDUC 6179||Course||Online Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
|Course Code||EDUC 6180||Course||Assessments in Online Environments for Adult Learners||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
To understand adult learning, one must ask and answer complex questions: Who is the adult learner? What is the social context of learning? What motivates adult learners? In this course, education professionals explore the theories and frameworks that inform the field of adult learning today. They identify, compare, and contrast foundational and emerging perspectives on adult learning with the aim of transforming theory into practice. They engage in an integrative course project through which they synthesize and apply various theories to real-world situations, including their own development; summarize how the idea of wisdom impacts their experiences as adult learners; interview an adult learner; and assess various perspectives in regard to educating diverse learners.
Emerging technologies are rapidly altering the field of adult education today. Innovative technologies are removing traditional boundaries to learning and encouraging a global perspective on school, work, and communications. New developments in software, multimedia applications, Internet technologies, and mobile computing are transforming the educational landscape and empowering learners around the world. Education professionals explore how educators and students can leverage these advances to enhance the learning process and improve outcomes in today's digital information society.
Effective instruction in an online setting requires strategies that leverage the unique characteristics of distance learners and online environments. In this course, students analyze, select, and design instructional strategies that are most effective for engaging and teaching adult online learners. Students learn methods for managing and delivering online instruction, with the goal of integrating effective strategies with course management tools and multimedia technologies in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.
The online environment provides instructors with the opportunity to reach beyond traditional practices and explore new ways of assessing student learning outcomes. In this course, students apply their knowledge of learning theory and assessment practices to the development of assessment strategies in online education and training environments. Students review research and practical strategies for assessing student learning in both synchronous and asynchronous environments.