Explain the value of each course for your career or learning goals


Reflect upon your program of study, the courses that you have taken to complete your degree, and your experiences within this program of study at TUI.

This assignment is an opportunity for self evaluation of what you have accomplished.

Assignment Expectations

Identify the courses that you have taken to complete your degree (including the concentration courses) and explain the value of each course for your career or learning goals. You may choose five courses among them as a minimum to complete this assignment and demonstrate how each course represented your degree program. Discuss of value/challenges of each course reflecting on your overall degree program of study such as what you have learned, and how it fits in with your current/future career as an educator or trainer.

Conclude this assignment addressing the below:

Based on your personal learning experience in the program at TUI,

1) What is your idea of how to make learning more effective; or

Writing Expectations

Length: 3-4 pages in total.

The structure/format of your response is to demonstrate your ability to convey information in a clearly organized and coherent manner. Make sure to double-space your work. Have a clear introduction, well-developed body, and concise conclusion.

MAE 500 Current Issues in Technology and Learning

The intent for this course is to provide students with knowledge and background so they can effectively discuss current topics related to technology -based learning. This course enables students to examine

how best to engage learners through the use of technology. This course also reviews creating technology -based learning activities, and students will participate in a session long project that culminates in the development of a technology -based learning compendium. This compendium will

consist of a series of web –based resources and scholarly readings addressing various aspects of Technology -based Learning. The course content concludes with a look at the future of technology-based learning.

Course Description

MAE 504 Research Methods in Education

This course is designed to provide a foundation whereby students gain an understanding and appreciation of the field of research in education, and have sufficient knowledge and vocabulary necessary to develop the principles and techniques. Thus the intent of the course is to make the student an intelligent “consumer” of research and to give an appreciation for the importance and utility of research. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the content related to the statistical concepts used by educational researchers in the broader context of one’s professional work

MAE 522 Curriculum Development in Adult Education

This course provides students with an overview of the contemporary issues in the field of curriculum development in adult education. Topics to be examined include history and theory, design models and organization, development and implementation, evaluation styles, and research and practice. The future of curriculum development in adult education is explored.

MAE 523 E-Learning Course Design and Curriculum Development

This course is designed for students who wish to understand and apply

the concepts of curriculum development to online training for adults. Both conceptual and technical aspects will be addressed. Design and development topics covered include conducting a needs analysis, instructional design, interface design, development and evaluation. Practical applications will support the course content providing hands -on experience

MAE 524 Adult Development and Learning

This course uses four basic assumptions about adult learners as starting point to examine the biological, psychological and cognitive development of an adult learner. Based on an understanding of these aspects of adult development, the contexts in which adult learning take place and the broader social implications of adult education will be explored, throughout this course.

MAE 530 Presentation Skills for Trainers

This course is based on adult learning theory and the presentation skills are drawn from best practices in academic curriculum design, learning styles applications, active learning strategies, learner-centered instruction, and training. The course is designed to enhance the skills required to effectively plan and deliver a successful presentation in a training environment. The course addresses the pre-planning and organization of a presentation, the physical and psychological factors involved in the delivery of a presentation, development of a presentation, memory and retention, the role of supporting information and visual aids (e.g. statistics, examples, expert opinion), how to handle questions, objections and interruptions. This course is for people with limited to moderate experience in presentation skills

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