Enrollment for Spring 2014 will begin on Monday, October 28, 2013.

Spring 2014 – Online Course Schedule

Note the dates of each course.

 *EDACE 847: Adult Learning and Motivation (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. John Persyn

Dates: December 9, 2013 – February 14, 2014 (no class 12/21/2013-01/05/2014)

iSIS Class #: 16213

This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators. Students will develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts on learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class.


*EDACE 790: Characteristics of the Adult Learner (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: January 13, 2014 – March 7, 2014

iSIS Class #: 16186

The purpose of this course is to help the student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning. Students will be asked to develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research. Lastly, they will develop a better understanding of themselves as an adult learner.


EDACE 865: Principles of Workplace Learning (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes

Dates: January 13, 2014 – March 7, 2014

iSIS Class #: 16180

This course provides an overview of various aspects of workplace learning initiatives as found in the related professional literature and from various practice-related venues. Major topics include evolution of the process of workplace learning and the profession of training; assessing and analyzing workplace learning needs; designing and delivering workplace learning programs; and measuring and evaluating the impact of workplace learning initiatives.


EDACE 820: Principles of Teaching Adults (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki

Dates: January 13, 2014 – March 7, 2014

iSIS Class #: 16178

This course will review the basics of teaching adults and explore a variety of methods and techniques for teaching adults. Although theory will be presented, the emphasis will be on learning and sharing approaches to use in practice.


EDACE 886: Social Media in 21st Century (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: February 24, 2014 – April 25, 2014

iSIS Class #: 16183

This course exposes students to the most popular social media and helps them understand the promise and challenge that social media has brought to 21st century working adults. Example topics include but not limited to Social Media and adult learning, Social Media in the workforce, new technology literacy in 21st century, etc. Students will have opportunity to experience the use of some of the social media covered in the class and will also be given guidance on how to conduct research on current social media.


*EDACE 780: Introduction to Adult Education (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor

Dates: March 10, 2014 – May 2, 2014

iSIS Class #: 16212

This is a foundation course that acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult education. It provides a systematic base for further studies in adult education.   The broad purpose of this course is to have students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. The student should leave this course with the beginning perspective of how adult education emerged, how it is presently changing, and how it interrelates with other fields and disciplines.


EDACE 886: Developing Teams and Leaders in Adult Education (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis

Dates: March 10, 2014 – May 2, 2014

iSIS Class #: 16241

Adult education theory and adult learning principles are emerging as effective organizational tools to use when developing teams and leaders. This course will examine how teams and leaders can be developed using adult education theory and adult learning principles. Through this course, students will be able to analyze when it is appropriate to use these tools, their strengths, weaknesses and limitations. To compliment the course readings, students will be asked to share their professional experiences with team and leader development.


*required courses


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