COURSEWORK AND WRITING SAMPLES
Instructional Design/Instruction Courses
- EDAE 620 Processes and Methods: This course introduced me to the processes and methods used by adult learning facilitators.
- EDAE 629 Program Development: Examined designing a course or program from inception following an instructional design model, including the need, audience analysis, instructional materials, assessments and evaluation.
- EDAE 520 Adult Education: The goal for this course is the ability to articulate the foundations and the current situation of adult education as a field of study and practice.
- This reflection paper encouraged me to connect the educational theorist John Dewey's work with my personal experiences in higher education.
- EDRM Introduction to Research Methods: The goal of this course is to acquire the ability to review, develop, and produce research. This is accomplished through the facilitation of learning activities in the areas of the development of an area of focus, problem and research statements, reviewing the literature, designing a research method (qualitative and quantitative), analyzing results, and writing about your findings.
- This research paper represents my first research experience as a graduate student, and I chose to study gender inequality at a public military college.
- EDAE 590 Psychology of Learning: The focus of this course is two-fold, with the first emphasis on the technologies available for distance delivery. The second and primary emphasis is directed toward methods for generating and maintaining communication, designing and developing materials, and incorporating interactive and collaborative learning activities.
Practical Application Courses
- EDAE 624 Adult Teaching and Learning: This course investigates the theory, research, and practice of adult teaching and learning concepts.
- This personal reflection paper assignment encouraged me to examine who I am as a learner and instructor.
- EDAE 540 Teaching ESL to Adults: Topics covered include adult learning theories, language learning and language acquisition, learner error correction, assessments, textbook and software selection, and instruction methods.
- Though I do not have formal experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adult learners, this paper reflects the knowledge I gained in EDAE 540, a class that introduced me to instructional techniques and theories relating to the field of ESL.