Designing and evaluating an e-course on interculturalism for adult education
E-learning is a really fast growing field of education. It has many advantages on learners and provides them with the potential to learn on their own time and pace. Adult learners prove to be very demanding audience since they are characterized with lack of time, interest and a lot of duties and responsibilities. In this particular thesis an e-course was created in order to train adult learners on a certain topic. The e-course was designed based on Albert Bandura’s learning theory, “Cognitive Apprenticeship”. Cognitive Apprenticeship is a Learning Model used mainly on adult education and it consists of 6 stages: Modeling, Coaching, Scaffolding, Articulation, Reflection and Exploration. Moodle was the online learning environment that was implemented for the creation of the e-course. The subject discussed in the course was interculturalism and it was used for training Police Officers on this specific topic. In order to test how effective the e-course was for adult education, 6 expertises on Police training were asked to go through the entire course, complete it and then assess it using an evaluation rubric. The rubric was created meeting the standards for the 21st Century Skills. The results were collected and analyzed by statistical criteria. Finally, it was concluded that the e-course is an effective learning environment for adult learners.