Engaging Adult Learners: Strategies for Information Professionals: Those working in information-intensive organizations, including libraries, records and information management, consultancies, legal and health research, IT and other functions, are increasingly helping clients or colleagues learn to “use” or “do” something. Life-long learning isn’t just a slogan, it’s critical for all adults in their jobs, or finding a job, or expanding their personal or professional options. Information professionals, with their specialized knowledge of all types of content, tools, images, the Internet and processes, are well placed to play key roles as learning leaders.

This six week course guides you through the whole training process, from assessing learning needs of the targeted learners to selecting the right delivery method (face-to-face? E-learning? Blended?), to designing an engaging program, whether it’s an hour or multi-week. Working with the instructor and other students, you learn and practice strategies for making learning for adults interactive and relevant and gaining decision-maker support for learning programs.

Specific learning outcomes for students:
At the completion of this course, participants will have a draft:

Participants will have had the opportunity to learn, discuss and practice: How the Course Works: An email is sent to participants each Sunday introducing the topic for the week. Material about the topic, pointers to important sites, and assignment questions are provided on the course website. Students work with the lessons, participate in online discussions, and submit their assignments each week. Please allow between 5 - 8 hours each week to comfortably cover the material.

Course Requirements: Web-based courses are modular in structure and learning builds on the lessons in the previous module. For this reason it is essential that assignments be completed in sequence and no later than one week (Sunday to Sunday) after being assigned. Students may request an extension from their instructor for medical or other valid reasons.

Computer Requirements: Computer with Internet connection and a personal email account accessible from any location - home, office, internet cafe. You must also have the ability to join in chat sessions at certain points during the course. Windows: Windows: XP, Vista or Windows 7 with browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0, or Firefox 3.5 or 3.6. Apple: Mac OS 10.5 and higher using Safari 3.2 or 4, or Firefox 3.5 or 3.6.

Mon 16 Sep - Sun 3 Nov, 2013
7 weeks

Instructor: Juanita Richardson
Fee: $499.00
Certificate please add: $50.00