This course is an online course starting Saturday, October 7, 2017 ending Sunday, December 3, 2017. This is an 8 week, online course.
Because we will not be meeting face-2-face, you will be working through the content mostly on your own, HOWEVER, this course is like a train. It is important for you not to get off track or you will be left at the station on your own. It is up to you to make the most of your experience here.
This course is part of a research project on "humanizing the online educational experience".
- Introduction to Adult Learning
- Traditional Learning Theory
- Self Directed Learning
- Transformative Learning
- Experiential Learning
- Roles of the Technology Coach
- Change Management
- Supporting Technology, Reducing Resistance
- Best Practices for Adult Learners
- SAMR Model
Your required texts are:
Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice
- Author: Sharan B. Merriam and
Laura L. Bierema
This is a required text available at the Seton Hall Bookstore or your favorite online retailer.
We all run late occasionally. However, because we
are not meeting every week, it is easy to get behind. Before you know
it, the week is over and you are racing to catch up. When one is hard
pressed, you don't do your best work.
Because this is an 8 week, 3 credit online course, the workload is more condensed than a 15 week semester course. Best to submit work on time. For work submitted late, points will be deducted depending on how late the assignment is.
There are exceptions to this policy for illness and family emergencies. If you have any questions about this late policy, please reach out to me.
This course runs like a train ... there are stops along the way and you can get off however it is going in one direction. If you intend to finish, best to stay on the train!
A sample of a Master Schedule is linked below. The final copy can be found under the Syllabus tab in the Blackboard course.
Our week ends on a Sunday at 11:59 pm . The new week starts on a Monday. All assignments, unless noted, are due on the Sunday night.
It is my intent to present material and activities that are respectful
of diversity. It is also my intent that students from all perspectives
and diverse backgrounds be well-served by this course, that students’
learning needs be addressed both in and out of class, and that the
diversity that students bring to this class be viewed as a resource,
strength, and benefit.
Your suggestions about how to improve the value of diversity in this course are encouraged and much appreciated.
This course strives to follow universal design principles.
All the assignments add up to 100 points. There is no percentage weighting.
Major Project (Instructional Unit) - 40
Critique - 15
Class Evaluation -2
Tweets - 10
Self Reflection of Major Project - (Included in Major Project)
Voice Thread Reflection (3 x 9) = 27
are rubrics for the majority of assignments, however, they are meant
only to be a guide for your use. I do not return them graded.
There is no extra credit.
Instructional Unit for Adults
The major assignment for this course is to create a TedED lesson focusing on adult learning. Samples of past student instructional animated videos are below along with details about the project. More information is contained within the Blackboard course.
You will observe an actual professional development workshop for teachers to examine how one instructor teaches adults in terms of the assumptions that are made about adult learning.
Using the SAMR model, you will select 3 learning activities, methods, technologies and online tools that illustrate the 4 levels of engagement with technology.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
If you have a disability that would prohibit you from participating in
the activities of this course, please let me know and an alternate
assignment will be found for you.
Printable Versions and Transcripts
Just click the link above to download the syllabus in the traditional format where there is more detail. All course information is contained within. Also available are transcripts for videos where available.
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