The Agriculture eLearning Development Certificate is an innovative program offered by the Department of Agricultural Education at Texas A&M University. This program prepares students and professionals across the many fields of agriculture to develop sophisticated eLearning courses and programs to serve the eTraining needs of both public and private sectors of agriculture. Students are required to complete five online courses to earn the certificate.
This project will strengthen the communication skills of agricultural students, which aligns with the HEC program goal to enhance the quality of instruction in FANH sciences. Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University will develop and deliver seven adaptable online educational modules to enhance the human capital of food, animal, nutrition, and health sciences by meeting the employment needs of industry. Instruction will focus on Crawford et al.’s (2011) seven specific communication areas, utilizing industry-specific examples and learning opportunities that allow students to reflect and compare their communication techniques with industry expectations.
The Career Preparedness course aims to equip college students with the essential knowledge and skills to enter into and succeed in the workforce. The topics covered in the course modules include: searching for jobs, networking, writing resumes, interviewing, navigating human resources, dressing professionally, managing time, and utilizing business cards. These topics will be covered through a series of lectures, videos, readings, and quizzes. Before and after the completion of each module, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their thoughts with guided reflection questions.
The Gender Lensed Curricula for Development (GLCD) project is supported by a diverse and dedicated team of faculty, staff, and students at Texas A&M University and collaborating institutions. Our team represents years of teaching and research experience focused on the roles of women in the United States and abroad. GLCD focuses on developing and sharing gender-sensitive curricula that illuminate the roles that women across the world play in personal, food, health, economic, and environmental security. GLCD will fill the gap in readily available, accessible, and usable teaching materials that can be easily adapted or adopted for use in a wide array of ways and courses across the world to raise consciousness and promote action related to women in development.