ALD 605 Psychology of the Adult Learner
An analysis of the developmental, social, and psychological characteristics of adults who are involved in post-secondary education and counseling. Attention is given to life-span developmental theories, principles of human growth, and learning with special emphasis on this age group.
ETE 501 Technology Strand
Introduces students to the basic concepts and skills of computer technologies useful for educational settings and graduate study. An overview of user interfaces, file handling and WebCT on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems is presented. The use of the Internet for information retrieval is discussed and practiced. Internet research issues such as content validity and fair use are considered. Communication via electronic mail and attachments is introduced. Concepts and standard procedures in the use of common word processors, presentation software, graphics and spreadsheets are addressed. Emphasis is placed on APA formatting, presentation communication methods and graphing. Once mastery is achieved among the technology operation topics, students are expected to combine their skills to produce a comprehensive final project demonstrating the use of their skills in an educational context.
ALD 607 Adult Education in Changing Society
A core required course for the ALD program. An overview of the field of adult education; study of the philosophies of adult education; discussion of historical development, future directions, and contemporary issues and trends as they affect adult education across diverse settings.
EDB 601 Educational Research
An introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods used in educational research. Emphasis on understanding, interpreting, and critiquing research studies. The role of the socio-cultural context is considered.
ALD 663 Planning Programs for Adult Learners
Theoretical and practical approaches to designing, planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating programs, workshops, and curriculums for adult learners. Analysis and practice of theories, principles, and methods of planning programs, assessment needs, establishing program objectives, and critically designing and evaluating programs in various facets of adult education in business, educational and social service organizations.
ETE 568 Educational Web Design
No electric files for this course.
ALD 645 Organizational Learning & Change
This course is an exploration of organizational learning, culture and change applied to professional development programs in higher education, business, industry, and social service organizations.
ETE 565 Technology in the Classroom
Course is aimed at classroom teachers in all subject areas and at all levels. Provides an overview of and hands-on experience with major instructional uses of technology in the classroom; familiarizes students with current research in the area; and builds a moderate level of competence and confidence in designing instructional applications of technology within a given setting.
ALD 688 Internship in ALD
The ALD Internship course provides important opportunities for advanced students to engage in relevant supervised work experiences based upon their career goals and aspirations in Adult Learning and Development.
ETE 567 Telecommunications in Education
The course focuses on technological change in society and its impact on schools. It emphasizes the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning. Students will investigate instructional technology tools and environments and critique school technology use and integration.
No electric files for this course.
ALD 689 ALD Portfolio Capstone
The required exit option course for students in the ALD program allows them to reflect on and demonstrate their comprehensive knowledge, skills, and experiences in adult learning and development.