Facilitating Change (program description)
Learners explore practical strategies for aligning effective principles of instruction with the use of technology in adult learning and training environments. Learners develop the knowledge and skills required for effectively engaging adult learners in distance learning experiences using a variety of web-based course management and information systems. In addition, learners apply and evaluate audio, video, and collaborative technology tools; mobile learning technologies; and corporate online training techniques. Learners discuss essential aspects of learning in online training programs and classrooms such as engagement, time management, reflection, and assessment strategies. .
Program Development in Adult Education (program description)
Learners examine a leader's role in developing and managing adult education within an organization. Learners define the organization's learning needs from a systems perspective, review the leader's role in management of multicultural training, and understand return on investment methodologies. In addition, learners review topics about networking and partnerships for successful learning, and identifying future trends in training and program development.
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Social Media for Professional Learning (program description)
Learners are introduced to the use of social media tools and resources that support professional learning in the 21st century. Learners explore a variety of social media tools for individual and collaborative learning, including development of a personal learning network. In addition, learners examine leading responsible social media usage and the future of social media for professional learning.
"Michael, let me just wrap this up quickly. That was outstanding! Very well done. On as professional level as any I see, and that includes professional instructional designers. Terrific!"
H. Garth Beerman
AET/562 - Digital Presentation on Social Media for Professional Learning, Final Project
"Michael – this has certainly been the most impressive letter I have read so far! Well-done – you really shared some salient points that were not too stuffy and formal but with just the right measure of interest. Again, well-done".
AET/500 - Trends in Adult Learning Paper
Michael, your Instructional plan presentation and the Powerpoint with the powerful 22 slides with colorful graphics was excellent, professional and reader friendly. I hope you realize you have much to offer an organization you decide to work with and with that portfolio can show some of your best work to future employers or clients. Also your presentation was catchy and colorful. Thanks for finishing strong".
AET/516 - Instructional Plan