Design for Learning in Adult Education (New Online Course)

June 11, 2012 - June 15, 2012
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. PaulMN

June 11-15, 2012


Dates: June 11-15, 2012

Seminar Leader: Ryan Torma, Director of Learning Design and Technology, Luther Seminary

Graduate Credit: Available

Graduate Credit Adviser: Graduate Credit Advisor: David Lose, The Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Tuition: $250

Contact Hours: 20

In adult education ministries, instead of measuring the success of our bible-studies, adult forums, and faith formation classes by the number of people that attended or by how loudly they clapped at the end; what if we measured the success of those adult education programs by the knowledge and skills the participants gained? It is possible to design for, and measure learning; in this course we will help you do it. Through the practices of Backward Design, we will help you design learning experiences that will help your adult participants grow in their knowledge and skill. This course is designed for: pastors, education directors, or anyone designing or leading classes and learning experiences for adults.

By the end of this course, you will:

*Be able to use Backward Design to design classes and learning activities.

*Design learning activities for a variety of participants in a variety of environments.

*Complete a design and course plan for a course that you want to teach in your congregation or ministry setting.

This online course will require approximately 35 hours of dedicated work which will include required reading, self-study, web-based assignments, work with other students, and interaction with the instructor.

You do not need to be a technology expert to take this online course. If you can use email, visit websites to watch videos and download documents, and use word processing software like Word or Pages, you can succeed in this course. Access to a computer and a high-speed internet connection (not dial-up) is required.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

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