Digital Instructional Design Can Be Your Blueprint for Success
The infusion of 21st- century technology has revolutionized how we people learn, resulting in a demand for individuals who can navigate and create engaging and meaningful educational experiences for others through digital and online mediums. Instructional architects might also:
The Graduate Certificate in Digital Instructional Architecture is designed for modern learners who want to broaden their skills in instructional design and program development in the technology-driven online-learning environment. Students do not need prior instructional design experience, but they -- along with students who do have a formal background in education, training, or adult learning -- will gain an advanced understanding of designing and building effective, state-of-the-art online curriculum.
The program covers the spectrum of digital instructional modalities, including:
The transcribable, nationally recognized certificate serves as a “stackable credential” to emphasize your expertise in the area. Continue working toward a master’s degree, or highlight the certificate as a testament to your investment in your professional future.
As an instructional designer, you can work in almost any industry because organizations need to continually train and develop their employees.
As a student earning your Graduate Certificate in Digital Instructional Architecture, you get access to the complete field -- from technology assets available to curriculum development, implementation, and analytics.
Specific learning outcomes include the following:
This 12 credit hour stand-alone program consists of four three-credit courses.
In this course, students will select and apply the most appropriate instructional design model to create compelling, accessible, and engaging courses in the ever-changing landscape of online learning. Students will analyze modern learning theories, case studies, instructional design models, and accessibility considerations with the goal of developing learning solutions that best meet the needs of a diverse and digital audience.
In this course and associated practicum, students will apply design models, learn how to manage course development projects, and apply effective communication and collaboration skills. Students will work together to produce learning experiences using modern media and technologies, apply instructional design theories and frameworks, and actively participate in the planning and creation of online courses, content, or activities.
In this course, students will critically examine the role of technology in the creation and innovation of learning experiences and apply selection criteria to choose effective tools to meet learning outcomes. Students assess or evaluate learning management systems, integrated learning tools, and the effective use of digital content, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality. Additionally, students will examine the relationships between technology, pedagogy, content, and social constructs, thereby building an understanding of how technology can support active and constructive learning.
In this course and associated practicum, students will practice implementing learning tools and technologies, creating engaging and accessible assessments, and evaluating both the effectiveness of a course and the management of the overall project. Students will be active members of a design team and relied upon to make sound design and implementation recommendations.
* Accounting, Business Management, and Healthcare Administration and Management majors will take MKG330.
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