Develop the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement effective instruction for online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning environments. Using best pedagogical principles and the latest technological tools, you will learn how to design and deliver effective instructional packages from the ground up. Skills learned in this online certificate are suitable for all training and learning environments.
Courses may be taken in any order.
EDUCCS 300 Introduction to Instructional Design (4 credits) Student will learn about the core components of instructional design. Learn effective methodologies and principles for online, face-to-face, and hybrid instruction.
EDUCCS 301 Emerging Technologies and Instructional Design Tools (4 credits) This course will prepare students to explore, understand, and implement contemporary technology tools used to design and develop instructional materials. The course will cover techniques and effective pedagogical principles followed when using instructional technology tools in the development of training and course materials for face-to-face, hybrid, or online delivery.
EDUCCS 302 Learning Theories (4 credits) In order to create engaging learning experiences, instructional designers must understand theories of learning, and how these theories intermix with ubiquitous digital content and social networks. In this course students will both explore and apply learning theories from traditional behavior-based understandings to emerging theories of social engagement.
EDUCCS 303 E-Learning Instructional Design Concepts & Implementation (4 credits) This course will provide students the technical and pedagogical knowhow to design instructional materials for both face-to-face and e-learning environments. Students will learn to evaluate, assess, and utilize instructional design software applications. The course will include discussions on various instructional design concepts, including evaluation and employment of specific software.