EDACE 780: Introduction to Adult Education

Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor

Dates: 01/12/2015 – 03/06/2015


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 875: Program Evaluation

Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes

Dates: 01/12/2015 – 03/06/2015


This course examines the foundational elements and key ideas associated with the process and practice of program evaluation. Various approaches to program evaluation, program evaluation models, data collection and analysis practices are discussed. Participants are given opportunities to review and critique current literature concerning program evaluation and to develop a basic individualized framework for program evaluation. Multiple opportunities for discussion and analysis of class concepts and the implications for the improvement of instruction and educational practice are included in this course.

EDACE 886: Social Media and Adults in 21st Century

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: 01/12/2015 – 03/06/2015


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 790: Characteristics of the Adult Learner

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: 03/09/2015- 05/01/2015


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

Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis

Dates: : 03/09/2015- 05/01/2015


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.

EDACE 865: Principles of Workplace Learning

Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes

Dates: 03/09/2015- 05/01/2015


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.

*required courses for the Master’s degree

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