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Making A Career Change Attainable for Mature Job Seekers

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Material Type: Workshop and Training Material
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: January 26, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 09, 2011
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Submitter : Maria "Kit" Fishell


This is a goal-directed instructional design plan geared to unemployed people from age 18 to older job seekers who are not yet prepared for retirement and are willing to explore other career paths. There are some tough truths as we continually take in the economic reality especially in Michigan, therefore, there is a need for an... More

exploring career options, bridging generation gap, self-discovery, career technology skills, Moodle, productivity tools, social networking

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Primary Audience: Graduate School, Professional
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States

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  • Editor Review avg:2 stars
  • User Rating5
  • Discussion (3 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
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Avatar for Colin Gallagher
3 years ago

Colin Gallagher (Teacher (K-12))

A very authentic and rewarding activity for the proposed learner audience. The learners will be driven by the reward at the end of the activity.

This is very much independent study and learning on behalf of the learner and a lot of instructional strategies can come into play. Brainstorming, mind mapping and questioning techniques. In fact the scope of the activity is so broad that a number of instructional strategies could surface throughout.

If ever there is a lesson with a real world need it is this one. Bravo!

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes

Avatar for Melissa White
3 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

Outstanding lesson. This is very appropriate and timely for many.

Avatar for Maria
3 years ago

Maria "Kit" Fishell (Student)

Our faculty members use most of the real-world activities that were listed in the plan. What inspired me most was when I was able to integrate Dr. Merrill's concepts and Yelon's chart in the instructional design. The NETS-S and METS-S evaluations were very thought-provoking. It helped me realize the significant role of technology in teaching and learning.

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