At the intersection of education and technology lies instructional design; one of today’s fastest growing career areas.
As learning through social media and mobile technologies become more mainstream and demand for online training and education grows, the need for instructional designers will continue to heat up the job market.
This non-credit certificate will provide you with an introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in instructional design. You’ll learn about careers in instructional design, adult education and cognitive learning theory, as well as instructional design frameworks including ADDIE and AGILE/SAM. You’ll also learn about curriculum design, learning management systems, authoring tools and common technologies used to enhance learning.
Instructional designers interact with others frequently, so you’ll also learn how to work with subject matter experts (SME’s) and conduct a needs analysis. You’ll gain skills required to design for accessibility and use assessments and diagnostics. Finally, you’ll polish everything off with a review of critical business skills specific to instructional designers such as working in teams and project management.
A final capstone project will incorporate all learning objectives in a real-life design project. Guest speakers and plenty of time to conceptualize, develop and create will round out this certificate program.
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