Online Course on Adult Learning

This six week course is designed for instructors of adults in all fields. It focuses on the principles of adult learning and teaches the fundamental skills necessary for successful instruction, including lesson planning, instructional techniques, and assessment and evaluation strategies.

After completing this course, students will be able to: Understand the special needs education of adult learners and know how to accommodate these needs in their instruction. Discuss the different ways in which people learn and know how to incorporate learning activities into their lessons which reflect these different learning styles. Be aware of their own personal learning style. Identify the essential parts of a lesson plan. Develop and produce a lesson plan of their own in a specific field of study. Differentiate between several models of instruction. Understand, describe, and apply various instructional techniques. Differentiate between assessment and evaluation. Apply and develop different assessment and evaluation strategies in their teaching.