Toronto – May 20, 2017 – UFCW Canada's groundbreaking online education program, webCampus, is launching a brand new course for the month of June.
The free online course is being offered in English from May 23 to June 16 and is available to all UFCW Canada members and their family members, as well as our community partners.
The new course is described as follows:
Adult Education: Needs Assessment & Evaluations
Adult education reflects a specific approach to learning and teaching based on the theory that adults can and want to learn; that they are able and willing to take responsibility for that learning; and that the learning itself should respond to their needs. In a group setting, it is essential to determine the needs of the group when choosing the necessary materials for course and program design, training and program delivery, and evaluating whether program lessons have addressed the strengths and needs of the individual participants.
One of the steps in an instructional course is determining the purpose of the course. Another step is evaluating the results of a course. A needs assessment is part of the planning process and is often used to better understand the “whys” behind training and participant selection. An evaluation is all about making a judgement regarding the value of a course or program. It helps you see what was accomplished and how was it accomplished. Both are effective tools for simplifying problems and identifying the right interventions or solutions. The results of a needs assessment and evaluation can guide you in decision making – including the design, function, and evaluation of courses and programs – and help you achieve your goals.
At the end of this course, you will be able to answer the following questions:
• What is a needs assessment, and what is an evaluation?
• What steps are involved in conducting a needs assessment? What steps are involved in conducting an evaluation?
• What aspects of a needs assessment are important to its success? What aspects of an evaluation are important to its success?
Registration for the "Adult Education: Needs Assessment & Evaluations " course is now open. To register for this free online course, and to find out more about the webCampus program, visit the webCampus website.