EDU 550 Adult Learning Curriculum Design
EDU 550 – Adult Learning Curriculum Design Development
Scenario 2 – Develop an Introduction to Social Media for Professionals program for new clients at Parker Community Career Center
Parker Community Career Center (PCCC) is situated in suburban Maryland, and is a resource center where adults can get advice on career counseling, job search strategies, resumes, and interviews. Many of the clients who come to PCCC for career assistance are over 40 years of age. Through a survey, PCCC has identified the need for these clients to receive education and training on how to use social media to meet career goals. Your mission will be to create an Introduction to Social Media for Professionals program for adult clients over 40.
Assignment 1: Program Design Groundwork Due Week 3 and worth 260 points Indicate which of the two (2) scenarios from the Assignments Overview you have chosen as your mission. In this first assignment, you will lay the groundwork for your program design. Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:
1. Discuss three (3) factors that led you to choose your scenario (e.g., professional experience, personal experience, future career goals).
2. Find and review three (3) articles from the Strayer University Library/Resource Center on adult learners. Explain how you will use what you learned from these articles to develop your program. Note: You can access the Strayer University Library/Resource Center by clicking on the Resource Center link at the top of your Blackboard course shell; then, search for “adult learners”.
3. Discuss two (2) methods that you will employ to create support for your program from internal or external stakeholders.
4. Complete a Needs Analysis for your program. Note: You may use Exhibit 6B “Elements of a Formally Structured Needs Assessment” as a model in creating your Needs Analysis.
5. Use at least four (4) quality peer-reviewed academic resources written within the past five (5) years. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.