Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EDT5010 Adult Education and Information Technology Spring 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. TUFAN ADIGÜZEL
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course is concerned with primary emphasis on adult learners and the teaching of technology-based education. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through the process of developing four major venues of TBE: CD-based instruction, Web-based instruction, proprietary software-based instruction, and digital video. Students will have experiences in developing TBE for both degree seeking and continuing education adult learners.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Each student who attends all class sessions and completes required assignments will demonstrate an understanding of:
1) The major, defining characteristics of adult learners;
2) Student diversity and differences;
3) Contemporary learning theory;
4) Special student needs and their impact in the classroom; and
5) The mechanics of effective teaching, including ethical considerations, course planning and preparation, curriculum research and development, direct instruction techniques, preparing lectures, organizing effective discussions, use of instructional technology, classroom management and record keeping, student discipline, safety and legal responsibilities of teachers, motivating and communicating with students, and assessing student learning.
6. Appropriate TBE teaching/learning strategies to diverse audiences.

Course Content

The course will cover the following topics: adult learning process, student diversity, purpose and practice of teaching, ethical issues, teaching effectiveness, preparing to teach a course of study, curriculum research and development, direct instruction (including use of instructional technology), and assessing student learning.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Course Introduction and Overview: Purpose of Level I course, Learning Objectives, Assignments, Instructional Schedule, Discussion Boards, Grading, emailing the Professor, Networking with Other Students in Course, Important Links
2) Introduction to Adult Learners: Defining characteristics, Types of Learning Classification Schemes, Scope of Adult and Vocational Education in U.S., Lifelong Learning
3) Adult Learners II: Instructional Challenges Adult Learning Barriers, Principles of adult learning, Facilitating Learning
4) Student Diversity: Understanding and Respecting Cultural Diversity, Multicultural Education and Curricular Change, Special Student Learning Needs/Mainstreaming, Older Learners, Flexible Instructional Practices
5) Learning Across the Lifespan: Learning Across the Lifespan, Contemporary Learning Theory: Information Processing Theory, Memory Models
6) Technological Literacy: Technological Literacy and the Digital Divide Internet Tutorial: Overview, Search Engines, Databases, Research Tools
7) Effective Teaching: Teaching Effectiveness Model, History of Teaching, Research on Teaching Effectiveness, Ethical Issues in Teaching
8) Becoming a Master Teacher Overview: Essential Skills and Competencies, Teaching Students How to Learn and Think
9) Planning for Instruction: Understanding the Culture of Teaching, Curriculum Research and Development, Course Countdown, Developing a Syllabus
10) Direct Instruction: Instructional Model, Seven Steps, Planning, Lecturing and Managing Discussions
11) Instructional Media and Technology: Course Materials Preparation, Instructional Technology
12) Student Learning: Assessing Learning, Testing and Grading, Assessment vs. Evaluation, Promoting Higher Order Thinking Skills
13) Classroom Management and Discipline: Safety, Legal Responsibilities, Recordkeeping, Class Control, Problem Students, Discipline
14) Lifelong Learning: Student Motivation, Promoting Excellence, Self Esteem, and Involvement


Course Notes / Textbooks: Svinicki, M., & McKeachie, W.J. (2010). McKeachie’s teaching tips; strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers (13th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth (ISBN-13: 978-0495809296).
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Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 20
Presentation 1 % 20
Project 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Presentations / Seminar 1 40 40
Project 1 60 60
Homework Assignments 2 25 50
Total Workload 192

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.