Summer 2014 – Online Course Schedule

Note the dates of each course.

Start planning the courses you will take during the summer.  Elective courses are not offered every year. If you see one you want to take, it would be good to add it to your schedule.  Required courses are offered every year (some twice a year).  Check out the Two Year Projected Course Schedule as well.  Be sure and Click on “Read the rest of the entry” in order to see the entire Summer course schedule. There are seven courses being offered.

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

Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor

Dates: May 12, 2014 – June 27, 2014

iSIS Class #:11683

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 830: Program Planning (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes

Dates: May 12, 2014 – June 27, 2014

iSIS Class #:11698

This course includes an analysis of major approaches of program planning and development and discussion of assumptions related to successful program planning in several types of organizations. It outlines the importance of program planning and elements of a systematic planning process.

EDACE 824: Teaching Online in Adult Education (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: May 12, 2014 – June 27, 2014

iSIS Class #:

Online learning and e-learning have become extremely popular with working adults. In this course, students will learn online adult learning theories, online pedagogy, current research and trends in e-education for the workplace and higher education. In addition, students will apply adult learning principles to the online format, build learning communities, and incorporate online activities including the use of Web 2.0 technologies to enhance adult learning.

EDACE 850: Self-Directed Learning (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Royce Ann Collins

Dates: June 16, 2014 – August 1, 2014

iSIS Class #:11703

Self-directed or independent learning is an important aspect of adult education because it represents a significant portion of all learning by adults.  It has also been identified as instrumental in distinguishing the field of adult education.  During this course, students will explore self-directed learning from both an academic and a personal perspective. Topics include its history and development, its research base, areas of current interest and implications for adult education practice.

EDACE 822: International Adult Education and Literacy (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis

Dates: June 16, 2014 – August 1, 2014

iSIS Class #:11739

This course will provide an introduction to the foundations of global, political, social-economic and educational issues facing international adult education and literacy students. Participants will examine the values, customs, mores, and communication styles of students from diverse cultures who speak English as a second language. The goal of this course is to broaden student perspectives on adult education and literacy instructional practices, and lifelong learning

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

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: June 16, 2014 – August 1, 2014

iSIS Class #:11718

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 818: Social Foundations (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki

Dates: June 16, 2014 – August 1, 2014

iSIS Class #:11681

This course is designed for adult and continuing education students and college or university personnel in sociology and related fields dealing with adults. It is based on the premise that learning is affected by society, government, and economics. Included is an in-depth examination of the relationship between adult education and culture.

*required courses

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