No Textbook required. NOTE: This course has mandatory group work.
You will learn about the psychology of the learning process in training and development and gain an understanding of the design, implementation, and evaluation of organizational training programs. Key topics include needs analysis procedures, program design and development, program administration, and measurement and evaluation. As well, you will examine adult learning theory, how to establish learning objectives, the role of training and development officers, and training and non-training strategies. Other topics include budgeting cost/benefit analysis procedures, management development, monitoring and controlling the training process, post-training follow-up procedures, strategies for transferring the learning back to the work environment, and methods for evaluation programs. Prerequisite: Human Resource Management Principles. Textbook required. NOTE: This course has mandatory group work.
This course will explore the roles and scope of the instructional designer and subject matter expert in the framework of an instructional design project. Students will develop effective conflict resolution strategies as well as interpersonal communication skills. Communication skills to provide feedback and drive course revisions will also be covered. Textbook required.
This course will equip teachers of adults with specific tools for successful use of technology in teaching both in face-to-face and online environments. It examines effective integration of instructional technology into curriculum design, teaching techniques and assessment for adult learners. Considerable research and reading are required. Excellent computer and Internet skills are advised. You will be using multiple technologies including Turnitin.
Prerequisite: Adult Learning and Curriculum Development. Student should possess the skills to create, edit, spell-check, print and save word processing documents with appropriate file extensions. Internet searching skills will be enhanced/improved during this course. Textbook required.
Learners explore two key aspects of managing a diverse adult learning environment. In the first section of the course, learners discover the intercultural differences in adult learning styles, preferences and educational expectations and compare these to learning in a Canadian learning environment. In the second section of the course, learners develop the capacity and competencies to recognize how diversity impacts the learning experience and develop the tools and confidence to manage and plan for the complexities that surface in such a learning environment. This course has mandatory chats. No Textbook Required.