Spring 2018 Online Courses

medbook_handsPlease note that EDACE 847 has been added to the Spring 2018 selections below. This course will no longer be available for the Summer 2018 session.

*EDACE 847 Adult Learning and Motivation
Dates: 3/05/2018 – 4/27/2018
Instructor: Dr. John Persyn
KSIS: 17891
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 835 Developing Teams and Leaders
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Zacharakis
Dates: 1/8/18 to 3/2/18
KSIS: 17168
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 790 Characteristics of the Adult Learner
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 1/8/18 to 3/2/18
KSIS: 17007
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 845 Social Media in the 21st Century
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 3/5/18 to 4/28/18
KSIS: 16917
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.

*Required core course for M.S.
+Required for Leadership Dynamics Certificate
**Required for Adult Learning Certificate



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