WELCOME TO EDACE 830 - PROGRAM PLANNING
I would like to welcome you to the KSU course on program planning for adult educators. For the next few weeks it will be my pleasure to facilitate your learning on this important topic. I know that you have already been through much of the program, but this course will be different than most you have encountered...we will focus less on the theoretical components of program planning and concentrate on the application of program planning models in a variety of settings. We will use Rosemary Caffarella's model of program planning as our main vehicle, but you will get the opportunity to explore a number of other models as well. My curriculum vitae is attached after this paragraph so that you have an idea of my background. I do not have a doctorate in education, but one in American History. I have taught this course for a number of years now because of my experience in the field of program planning for adult students...it has been what I have done for living since I retired from the military over 12 years ago. I plan to enjoy myself in this class and hope that you will be able to do the same.

NOTE: THE WIKI RUBRIC IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE RESOURCES PAGE...IT IS ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM!!!!


Jim Martin Vita.doc

THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS IN EDACE 830
I am a believer in the use of social media tools (often called Web 2.0) in adult education. I make no apologies for this and believe that you, as future adult educators, need an understanding of these tools if not a mastery. We will use this wiki as our collaboration tool throughout the course and I will maintain a blog where I can provide you my thoughts on the course and you can ask me questions anytime they occur. That blog is available to you at http://www.edace830programplanning.blogspot.com , please go to the blog right after our first class meeting and join as a follower. You may already have encountered blogs and wikis in your KSU courses, as I know that Dr. Collins uses them also. If you are uncomfortable with their use, I would recommend a series of YouTube videos which lay the concepts out very clearly. These videos are identified by the name of the Web 2.0 tool and the phrase "in plain english" and are easily found with a Google search. In particular, if you have not used a wiki previously I would recommend you view Wikis in Plain English which is located at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY before you begin to investigate your wiki page for the group assignment in this course. I have also created a practice wiki, entitled Zee Practice Wiki so that you can try to type, erase, link files, etc without worrying about your own page. It goes without saying that the only individuals who should modify a group's page are the members of that group. You will all make comments on the wiki pages after they are complete, but common wiki courtesy demands that we view what our colleagues are doing, but we don't modify it.