LEARNING DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Online learning and technology has been a growing, rapidly changing environment for many years, but it has never been as critically important as it is today. From K-12 classrooms, to colleges and universities, to business and government sectors, the seamless and effective use of technology has enabled work and life to successfully continue on despite a global pandemic.
Online learning only promises to expand as enhanced technology makes it possible to provide effective instruction through distance learning and the demand for Instructional Design professionals will accelerate along with it.
The 100% online professional certificate (non-credit) in Learning Design & Technology (LDT) provides students with in-demand knowledge and skills in instructional design to advance within their fields or pursue a career as an Instructional Designer/Learning Experience Designer. Focused on the online learning environment, the program utilizes current and emerging technologies to meet education and training goals in higher education, K-12, business, or government.
Students will experience a complete immersion in the art and science of instructional design (ID) and online learning. Students will gain the essentials of designing and delivering effective learning experiences grounded in research-based principles. Students will be able to create engaging and active learning experiences and develop courses and programs applying learning pedagogy and integrating emerging technologies.
By the end of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of instructional design principles, methods and techniques.
- Apply instructional design theories to the design, development, and implementation of the learning experience in diverse settings, with a focus on the online environment.
- Design, build and implement rich and interactive online courses and programs.
- Identify, evaluate and integrate technologies and media into effective instructional and learning design plans.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional design process and product and devise solutions to maximize learning outcomes.
Earn a Digital Badge
Students who successfully complete the individual courses and program will be awarded a digital badge to display on their social media or resumé.
(PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE COURSE START DATE.)
The program consists of three courses and students can choose to take one, two or all three. Students who complete a single course will receive a course certificate and students who complete all three courses will earn a program certificate. Students who successfully complete the individual courses and program will be awarded a digital badge to display on their social media or resumé.
COURSE 1: Learning Design & Online Learning Pedagogy
100% Online | 8 weeks
June 20 - August 15 | Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Course cost: $1,250
COURSE 2: Instructional Design Tools
100% Online, 8 weeks
TBD | Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
First live class date: TBD
COURSE 3: Instructional Design Assessment & Evaluation
100% Online, 8 weeks
February 22 - April 18 | Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Course cost: $1,250
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
Director, Learning Technologies
Ankit received his Master of Sciences in Instructional Technology from Saint Joseph's University. His professional experience focuses on supporting technologies utilized by instructors and students for online learning, such as LMS, video conferencing, and various collaborative technologies. This includes providing technical support and administration, teaching instructors and students how to use these learning technologies, and working with instructors and academic programs to build online courses. Ankit is also experienced with supporting instructional multimedia technologies and classroom technologies used in hybrid and online learning environments.
Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning & Innovation
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Rui is an online and digital learning expert who partners with faculty and academic leaders to enhance teaching and learning experiences through innovative pedagogical and digital strategies. She has supported the creation and implementation of over 20 online programs ranging from degree completion to doctoral programs. Rui is an accomplished scholar in the field of distance education and educational technology. Her research focuses on online education and technology effectiveness, impact, and management. She has published regularly in peer-reviewed journals and edited books. She is a frequent presenter at a variety of national and international conferences.
Director of Technology and Middle Level Education
Springfield School District
Melissa has worked in the field of education and led professional development for over 25 years. With a doctorate in online learning, Melissa has been the Director of Technology, Assessment, and Communications for a K-12 public school system for the last seven years. Her professional experience has included maintaining instructional and administrative systems, telecommunications, cybersecurity initiatives, and networks, onboarding learning management systems, and supporting instructional technology, learning design, and student engagement.
Important Notices for Distance Education Students
following includes important information for students participating in
online courses, online programs and/or on-ground clinicals or practicums
while physically located outside of Pennsylvania.
VALUE OF A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM:
Enhance your resume.
Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.
Expand your professional network.
Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.
Learn from industry experts.
All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.