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Creating Effective Group Learning Experiences - ONLINE

This five-week online course is a practical introduction to design of adult learning. It grounds participants in theories and tools for design of face-to-face workshops and courses. All activities will be applicable to learning in organizations and will enable participants to translate what they learn into their workplace context. Throughout the course, participants will work on designing a lesson plan/agenda for a short face-to-face course or workshop and post drafts of their plan to course colleagues and the facilitator for feedback.
Facilitator: Beth Cougler Blom
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Topics Covered:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Adult Learning Principles
  • Week 2: Learning Design Theory and Learning Outcomes
  • Week 3: Lesson Planning and Creating Active Learning Environments
  • Week 4: Solidifying Your Lesson Plan
  • Week 5: Preparing to Facilitate

Learning Outcomes:

  • Articulate the approach and values you bring to designing learning for adults
  • Describe 3-5 key principles of adult learning
  • Use an established learning design process to guide the development of an in-person workshop
  • Write measurable learning outcomes
  • Create a workshop lesson plan for a participatory learning experience

Learner Effort:
6 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link:

This course can be taken on its own or as part of the Professional Certificate in Advanced Facilitation Practices

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