LEWISTON – The University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College will offer a course titled “Using Technology in Education” during the fall semester.

The three-credit graduate course explores uses of technology in a variety of educational contexts, including distance education, higher education, adult basic education, non-formal education, workplace education, the classroom and self-directed learning.

It provides a broad overview of educational technology (particularly microcomputer) development, use, evaluation and selection.

Students will also use knowledge of one computer system to help understand other computer types, applications and systems. Participants will explore using computers and other technologies as a strategy for teaching, managing and learning.

The course is offered through USM’s master’s degree program in adult education. It prepares students – many of whom work as trainers, managers, mentors, evaluators and designers of educational programs for other adult learners – to be leaders for organizational and societal change.

The program is designed for mid-career professionals in higher education, community/public school adult education, health services and human resource development. Many of the required courses are offered at LAC.

The course (HRD 634) is open to all students who have a bachelor’s degree and are interested in the field of adult education. The class will meet from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 4.

Registration is open through the first week of classes. For advising or registration assistance, call 753-6500. The complete fall semester course listing is available on-line at usm.maine.edu/lac.

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