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Course Description

Start with any of the 5 core courses, offered twice a year.
This course is 12 learning hours including 4.5 hours of live sessions.  It recommended that learners spend approximately 4 hours per week on this course, including the 1.5 hour live session.

 

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.

Course Outline

  • 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

Microcredential

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.Program Design 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.

To learn more about microcredentials and how they can enhance your learning portfolio, watch this 30-second YouTube video (video opens in a new window).

Notes

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

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 openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • 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

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Section Title
Program Design
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
May 05, 2023 to May 26, 2023
Type
Online - Scheduled
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 11, 2023 to May 25, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 4:00 pm
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm  (1.5 hour sessions). (Atlantic time zone)
  • Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those who have time conflicts.
Section Title
Program Design
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
Oct 27, 2023 to Nov 17, 2023
Type
Online - Scheduled
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Nov 02, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm  (1.5 hour sessions). Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those who have time conflicts.
Section Title
Program Design
Type
Online - Self-Paced
Dates
May 03, 2024 to May 24, 2024
Type
Online - Scheduled
Days
Thursday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
May 09, 2024 to May 23, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 4:00 pm
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm  (1.5 hour sessions). (Atlantic time zone)
  • Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those who have time conflicts.
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