Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars

ADHE 329 (3.0) Online – Course Outline


There are four assignments for this online course.


Organization and administration of adult education events such as short courses, seminars, workshops, conferences and institutes. ADHE 329 is a core course in theDiploma in Education – Adult Learning and Education and in a BA Minor in Education, Community, Adult and Higher Education.  This is a pre-approved elective in the Diploma in Education – Early Years Education and the Diploma in Education – Infant Development and Supported Child Development.


This online course is designed to help the student acquire the competencies necessary to develop, implement and evaluate short-term, intensive programs for adult learners. When students have completed the course, they should be able to:
  1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of employing the short-term format in adult education;
  2. Identify the distinctions among various program types which employ the short-term format;
  3. Identify and describe the major steps involved in planning short-term programs;
  4. Develop a written program plan using the program planning process as an organizing framework;
  5. Evaluate a written program to determine its effectiveness and efficiency from both instructional and administrative perspectives;
  6. Recognize program planning components and instructional decisions from your own experience;
  7. Apply program planning strategies to acquire a more informed evaluation of your own learning; and
  8. Develop increased competency in online learning environments.


This course will be offered online on Canvas –

Lesson 1 Introduction to Program Planning
Lesson 2 Program Planning Models
Lesson 3 The Format of a Short Program
Lesson 4 Analyze the Planning Context and Learner Community
Lesson 5 Justify and Focus Planning
Lesson 6 Clarify Intentions: Goals and Needs
Lesson 7 Clarify Intentions: Needs and Objectives
Lesson 8 Formulate Instructional Plan: Approaches to Teaching
Lesson 9 Formulate Instructional Plan: Designing Learning
Lesson 10 Formulate Instructional Plan: Designing Teaching
Lesson 11 Formulate Administrative and Evluation Plan
Lesson 12 Consider Evaluation


Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604.822.2665, or toll-free in North America: 1.800.661.3889 or

Order online:

  • Caffarella, Rosemary S. and Daffron, Sandra Ratcliff. Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide. Third Edition. John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd., 2013. ISBN: 9780470770375


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.


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Latest Revision on: December 20, 2017