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EDUC621 - Online Learning for the Adult and the K-16 Learner


This course will examine the differences between the learning needs and abilities of the adult and the younger learner. The course will highlight the importance of differentiating instruction and course development between adult learners and K-12 learners. The adult learner may be viewed as a student who is a mature worker and approaching the achievement of a degree after they are more self-guided in their learning. The adult learner seeks learning to make sense and will rarely perform an activity that is not related or aligned. These adult learning attributes differ from the younger learner, who may need guidance in how to be self-directed and apply new information toward an important purpose and future direction. (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.)






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Virtual Student : A Profile and Guide to Working with Online Learners
ISBN: 9780787964740
Publication Info: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author: Palloff, Rena M. / Pratt, Keith
Unit Cost: $36.60
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education, 6th ed.
ISBN: 9781623967987
Publication Info: Information Age Publishing
Author: Simonson, Michael
Unit Cost: $83.95
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A