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Course Code: EDUC621 Course ID: 4355 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the similarities and differences of the learning needs and abilities of adult and younger learners. The course emphasizes differentiated instruction and course development as applicable to adult and K-12 learners in traditional, virtual, and hybrid contexts. Topics include a historical perspective; diversity; andragogy versus pedagogy in the online classroom; trends and issues with technology education and online education; LMS elements; and basics of grant writing/technology grant writing. (Candidates in the M. Ed. Teaching-Concentration in Secondary Social Studies program must take the 16-week course version per the West Virginia Board of Education-no exceptions.)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Understand the history and development of online and distance learning.
  • Analyze trends and issues in online learning to remain consistently current within the field.
  • Evaluate learning management systems.
  • Analyze adult learning theory (andragogy) versus pedagogy.
  • Apply instructional approaches that accommodate both young and adult learners.

After successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Understand the history and development of online and distance learning.
  • Analyze trends and issues in online learning to remain consistently current within the field.
  • Evaluate learning management systems.
  • Analyze adult learning theory (andragogy) versus pedagogy.
  • Apply instructional approaches that accommodate both young and adult learners.
Book Title:Virtual Student : A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780787964740
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Palloff, Rena M. / Pratt, Keith
Unit Cost:$36.60
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education, 6th ed. (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9781623967987
Publication Info:Information Age Publishing Lib
Author:Simonson, Michael
Unit Cost:$83.95
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.