Instructional Design and Technology - Learning Theories, Certificate

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Technology, digital media and mobile access have changed how people learn. Today’s students want to be engaged and self-directed with digital content, available anytime, anywhere. This is a challenge for instructional designers as they create online learning experiences.

The Instructional Design and Technology - Learning Theories course is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program from the University of Maryland University College - UMUCx.  

As an instructional designer, it’s critical to understand emerging learning theories including Bloom’s taxonomy and constructivism and how they relate to the way people learn in our digitally connected world. This course, which is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program, explores the evolution of learning theories from traditional Socratic methods to emerging learning sciences. Additionally, you will explore curriculum design models using performance-based assessments to create effective and engaging learning experiences.

After a solid foundation of how people learn today, you will explore technology’s role in supporting and enhancing the teaching and learning process.

Previous background in teaching or professional development is a plus, but not required. Join us and launch your career as an instructional designer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Part-time
    • Average duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      4-6 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • To apply learning theories and their impact in the design of online learning
  • Technology’s role in the teaching and learning process
  • Curriculum design and how to apply Bloom’s taxonomy to engage students in the learning process
  • To write effective performance assessments and scoring rubrics

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free National
  • Add a Verified Certificate for $249
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Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.