The Instructional Design certificate focuses on blending sound instructional strategies with the latest technologies. Through this certificate program, you can learn:
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||EDUC 6115||Course||Learning Theories and Instruction||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
Effective instructional design begins with an understanding of the learning process. The behaviorist, cognitive, constructivist, and social learning theories and their relationship to instructional practices and course design are also examined. Factors that influence learning, such as learning styles, motivation, and engagement, are also explored.
|Course Code||EIDT 6100||Course||Instructional Design||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
|Course Code||EIDT 6110||Course||Advanced Instructional Design||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
|Course Code||EIDT 6121||Course||Multimedia Design and Development I||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
In this course, educators learn the foundational principles and elements of the instructional systems development process, from analysis through evaluation. They explore commonly used instructional design models, such as ADDIE, and they learn how to apply them in an education or training environment. They gain an understanding of the preliminary phases of instructional design models, such as writing instructional objectives and conducting analyses. Educators also focus on incorporating sound instructional strategies into the design and development of instructional systems and into the development of prototypes in real-world instructional settings.
This course is designed to extend educators' knowledge and application of the instructional design process. Educators gain a deeper understanding of best practices for implementing and evaluating education and training programs. They engage in a variety of assignments that emphasize the delivery of instruction and the various strategies for assessing student learning both during and after instruction. Educators demonstrate their understanding of course concepts by solving a real-world instructional or performance improvement problem. Intended to be taken after EIDT 6100.)
In this first of two multimedia courses, students take a systematic approach to the design and development of multimedia for instruction. Specifically, students will explore various applications within the Adobe Creative Cloud. Applying basic principles of visual literacy, students gain practical experience with text, graphics, and web design for the creation of interactive learning experiences.
In addition to Walden’s general technical requirements, this program requires the following:
There are also free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements.