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This course deals with three main areas of concern: the first is a synopsis of learning
theories and developmental processes; the second is a comprehensive overview of current
major contributors to the adult learning discipline; the concluding unit concerns
middle- and later-life challenges and crises. The course develops understanding and
confidence about adult educational activities.
The focus of this course is on the design and analysis of educational evaluation from
the formation of evaluative questions through the design of the process to the analysis
and utilization of results. Topics include an overview of evaluation models, quantitative
and qualitative methods, and a critical analysis of selected evaluation projects.
This course emphasizes the use of microcomputing with an emphasis on its application
to health care systems education. Topics include the use of spreadsheets for analysis
and projection of data on educational and training needs and resources, planning and
management of small databases for tracking and the use of computers in institutional
research on education. Applications are made to financial controls, instructional
operations and control logistics. Instructional applications include software such
as computer simulations.