Instructional Design Models, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Instructional Design Models Certificate in collaboration with University System of Maryland - USMx and UMUC. Explore traditional and current instructional design models as you develop your own outline of an online course.

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In today’s interconnected world, online education has exploded with engaging learning experiences infused with interactive digital tools, digital media, and collaborative projects designed to engage dispersed learners. These highly engaging and effective courses are not created by chance - they are created by instructional designers using a careful and systematic design process.

The Instructional Design Models Certificate is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program from EdX in partnership with the University System of Maryland - USMx and UMUC.

In this education and teacher training course, part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program we will look at the history and evolution of online learning. 

You will explore traditional instructional design models and the progression of the learning design approach to creating online learning experiences. During the instructional design process, it’s important to collaborate and work with the many stakeholders involved in the planning and design, especially subject matter experts.

You will explore curriculum design, collaboration and questioning techniques to create shared understandings as you develop your outline of an online course. 

What you'll learn

  • How to apply instructional design models to develop online learning experiences
  • How to collaborate with a subject matter expert
  • How to create a design document to guide the online course development process

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Learning Evolution

  • ADDIE Design Model

  • Dick and Carey Design Model

  • Understanding by Design

  • Rapid eLearning Design

  • Instructional Systems Development

  • Learning Objectives

  • Adaptive Learning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 56 days
    • 8 hrs/week

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  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Basic experience in word processing and G Suite. A background in teaching, education, or professional development would be helpful but not required.

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