This course introduces the ADDIE program design model, and focuses specifically on the related concepts of needs assessment, learning outcomes and assessing learning. Learners will explore a variety of needs assessment types that are commonly used in adult learning contexts, how the information gathered then informs the outcomes and what participants will be able to do after the learning experience. Learners will also design formative and summative assessments that serve to measure the learning that has taken place, completing the design cycle process.
- Module 1: The ADDIE Model and Needs Assessment
- Module 2: SMART Learning Outcomes
- Module 3: Assessing Learning
What You Will Learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- describe the components of adult education and learning
- describe the ADDIE program design cycle
- define needs assessment
- identify the various tools of needs assessments and in which contexts they are useful
- develop SMART competency-based learning outcomes to measure skills and achievements
- develop instructional methods and activities to align with your outcomes
- define assessment
- explain the usefulness of different methods of assessments
- explain the connection between needs assessment, learning outcomes and assessments
- develop an assessment plan that aligns with your learning outcomes
This course provides learners with the opportunity to earn a microcredential. A microcredential is evidence of a skill or competency that is employment related. Dalhousie microcredentials are developed in collaboration with employers, industries, and/or organizations that relate to the content. A microcredential can be displayed on social media pages, digital resumes, personal webpages, and in email signatures. To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete a competency-based assessment.
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The Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact email@example.com.
- Those interested in working in the field of adult education (training, facilitation, coaching, mentoring, etc.)
- Those interested in designing learning programs for adults.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Adult Education : Required
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional and Leadership Studies : Elective Program - Adult Education and Training