Fall 2012 Course Schedule

Fall 2012 Online Course Schedule for Adult Education

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

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Zacharakis

Dates: August 20 – October 12, 2012

iSIS Class #:16144

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.

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

Instructor: Dr. John Persyn

Dates: August 20 – October 12, 2012

iSIS Class #:16055

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.

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EDACE 765: Adult Learning and Integrating Technology into the Curriculum (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: August 20 – October 12, 2012

iSIS Class #:16414

This course includes an in-depth study of methods for integrating innovative technologies into the curriculum for adult learners. With an in depth understanding of adult learners, students will analyze learning theories and appropriate technologies for relevance, effectiveness, and alignment with course curriculum.

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EDACE 886: Quality Programs and Staff Management (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Zacharakis

Dates: October 15 – December 7, 2012

iSIS Class #:16122

This course will explore some leadership and management skills critical to building a quality program. Students will identify their leadership and management skills and strengths, how to solve problems and delegate responsibility, how to deal with conflict and problem employees, how to deal with dysfunctional staff and teams, and what are some basic legal issues that need to be considered.

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

Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang

Dates: October 15 – December 7, 2012

iSIS Class #:16089

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.

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*EDACE 818: Social Foundations (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki

Dates: October 15 – December 7, 2012

iSIS Class #:16419

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