Instructional Design - Digital Media, New Tools and Technology, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
2 months
299 USD/full
299 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Instructional Design - Digital Media, New Tools and Technology Certificate in collaboration with University System of Maryland - USMx. Explore the design, development and use of digital media and emerging technologies to support online teaching and learning.

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Instructional designers today have a tremendous number of tools and resources available to them to create highly engaging courses. Social media, digital video, and freely available online instructional resources and applications connect and engage people in new, and exciting ways. When creating online learning experiences, instructional designers integrate and infuse these digital tools and digital content in ways that engage and connect learners to course content. 

The Instructional Design - Digital Media, New Tools and Technology Certificate is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program from the University System of Maryland - USMx.

Choosing instructional materials for a course may seem like a simple step, but in fact, there are many important aspects of online learning experience development that are important to consider, such as content creation, copyright and creative commons, accessibility testing, and visual and web design techniques.

Course topics include media and visual literacy, design for online and mobile environments, use and design of open educational resources, emerging technologies, and trends in technology such as mobile learning environments.

What you'll learn

  • Integrate visual design principles into digital text-based media
  • Apply image editing and publishing practices
  • Produce effective video and screencasting materials
  • Design an interactive learning module using an authoring tool
  • Implement accessibility strategies to develop inclusive, technology-enhanced learning experiences
  • Create a variety of digital learning objects, including images, videos, screencasts, audio, and interactives, to enhance an online minicourse
  • Build an Instructional Design portfolio to showcase knowledge of digital media

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Week 1: Digital Media Introduction
  • Week 2: Digital Text & Visual Design
  • Week 3: Digital Images
  • Week 4: Video Tools & Accessibility Requirements
  • Week 5: Screencast & Animation Videos
  • Week 6: Storyboards
  • Week 7: Author Tools for Interactive Learning
  • ​Week 8: Audio for e-Learning & Signature Assignment Submission

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 8 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • 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


  • The program content and course projects are sequential, allowing the learner to build on subsequent work. Completing LDT100x and LDT200x is highly recommended before completing LDT300x coursework. Basic experience in word processing and G Suite and a background in teaching, education, or professional development are helpful but not required.
  • Level: Intermediate

Tuition Fee

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    299 USD/full
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  • National

    299 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 299 USD for the full programme during 2 months.
  • Unlimited access + verified certificate: $299 USD 
  • Limited access: free


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