Curriculum Development and Design in Accelerated Degree Programs
Carole Hruskocy has been in the education field for over 25 years. The focus of her studies has been elementary education, curriculum and instruction, instructional design, and educational technology. She has ten years of teaching experience at the K-12 level. At Regis University she was an instructional designer for five years working with accelerated online degree programs. For the past four years she was a faculty member in the School of Education and Counseling where she oversaw two accelerated master degree programs, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment and Instructional Technology. She also served as the Curriculum Coordinator for Teacher Education. She is currently Faculty Chair of the Teacher Education master’s programs.
Nursing faculty are often challenged by the volume and pace of accelerated education and the breadth of content to be presented in relatively short time period.
This session will describe successful strategies and approaches for designing accelerated programs. Hruskocy will discuss the characteristics of adult learners that influence approaches to curriculum design and instruction with an emphasis on strategies for designing effective instruction.
- Describe essential elements of curriculum design in accelerated education.
- Compare and contrast characteristics of adult learners that influence approaches to curriculum design and instruction.
- Describe strategies for designing effective instruction.
- Identify tools that facilitate adult learning principles.
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