EDACE 875 Program Evaluation
Instructor: Dr. Frank Spikes
Dates: 1/9/17 to 3/3/17
KSIS: 17146
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 822 International Adult Education and Literacy
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
Dates: 1/9/17 to 3/3/17
KSIS: 17144
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
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 1/9/17 to 3/3/17
KSIS: 17147
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 830 Program Planning
Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes
Dates: 3/6/17 to 4/28/17
KSIS: 17145
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 832 Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Communication
Instructor: Dr. Kevin Shea
Dates: 3/6/17 to 4/28/17
KSIS: 17722
This course examines various psychological and sociological factors that impact leadership.   Through examining topics like motivation, communication and presentation styles, cognitive processing, learning styles and conflict management, students gain a deeper understanding of how these factors affect their personal leadership style and impact the adults they are leading

EDACE 845 Social Media in the 21st Century
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 3/6/17 to 4/28/17
KSIS: 17182
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 916 Foundations of Adult Education (Doctoral Students only)
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis
Dates:02/28/17 to 5/9/17
KSIS: 16994
This course is designed to develop a critical understanding of adult education in historical perspectives, contemporary institutions and programs, teaching-learning process, administrative practices, and conceptual roles.The synchronous sessions for this course will be delivered via Zoom. Students at a distance will connect to those sessions. Students at K-State Olathe will gather in a classroom.
There will be 5 synchronous sessions: 2/28; 3/21; 4/4; 4/18; 5/2/17 – Classroom at K-State Olathe.
The course will meet online

*required courses for the Master’s degree

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