Lisa M. Skow
By individual arrangement, the student and faculty member(s) develop a program of reading and conference appropriate to the topic selected by the student. The topic chosen is within the special competence of the faculty participating in the course, in the areas of healthcare delivery and healthcare administration. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
This is a practical, project-based course designed to help participants apply adult learning theory and the ADDIE model of instructional design to the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of health education training workshops and courses. Participants will design a complete training workshop of their own selection and be prepared to deliver this workshop to a target audience after completing the course. The six learning modules for this course include:
MODULE 1. The ADDIE Model, Adult Learning and Training Methods
MODULE 2. Conducting a Needs Assessment
MODULE 3. Writing Learning Objectives
MODULE 4. Designing a Training Workshop Outline
MODULE 5. Developing Workshop Materials
MODULE 6. Evaluating and Implementing your Workshop
Student learning goals
Students completing this course will be able to:
-describe the ADDIE approach to instructional design;
-define key terms and concepts related to adult learning;
-conduct a training needs assessment;
-plan a health education training workshop using adult learning principles and practices;
-write learning goals and objectives for knowledge, attitude, and behavior change;
-develop a training outline and a content outline;
-develop training workshop materials;
-design activities for a training workshop;
-create a knowledge assessment and workshop evaluation to help determine the effectiveness of a workshop; and,
-plan how to implement a workshop for a target audience
General method of instruction
This course is an entirely online learning experience. There are no classroom components. Reading materials include a primary textbook, handouts, and internet links, which are all designed to assist students to complete each module assignment. Students will correspond with the instructor via phone and email. One required phone meeting will be conducted within three weeks of beginning the course.
Although no specific background is required for successful completion of this course, students should have solid writing skills and enough experience with public health-related issues to be able to select a relevant topic for their course project.
Class assignments and grading
There are six assignments required in this course. There are no examinations. These six assignments include:
Module 1: Adult Learning Theory and Methods (10%)
Module 2: Training Needs Assessment (20%)
Module 3: Learning Objectives (15%)
Module 4: Training Workshop Outline (20%)
Module 5: Development of Content Outline and Workshop Materials (20%)
Module 6: Evaluation and Plan to Implement (15%)
Each assignment is assessed based on how well the assignment requirements were met and specific evaluation criteria provided for each assignment. Grades for each assignment are assigned on a 0-4 point scale.