Explore our Online Learning Specialization
In the Online Learning certificate program, you can learn from an industry leader how to produce and deliver courses in online content development and instructional delivery. Leverage Walden’s more than 40 years of experience in this field to:
- Learn effective methods for managing and delivering online instruction.
- Integrate advanced instructional strategies with multimedia technologies and strategic course-management tools.
- Develop and implement assessment strategies for online education and training environments.
- Review and analyze research and best practices for assessing student learning.
- 12 total semester credits
- Core course (3 sem. cr.)
- Certificate courses (9 sem. cr.)
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.
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.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Online education could be the driving force that transforms education and training practices in the 21st century. Through this lens, education professionals explore the current trends impacting the field of distance education and their implications for the design and development of distance-learning programs. They examine the different models, theories, and technologies used in the development and delivery of online education and training programs. They also explore the implications and considerations of designing instruction for blended, fully online, instructor-led, and self-paced learning environments.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Online Instructional Strategies
Effective instruction in an online setting requires strategies that leverage the unique characteristics of distance learners and online environments. In this course, educators apply their knowledge of instructional design and distance learning to analyze, select, and design instructional strategies that are most effective for engaging and teaching online learners. They learn methods for managing and delivering online instruction, with the goal of integrating effective strategies with course management tools and multimedia technologies in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Assessments in Online Environments
Instructors are provided with the opportunity to reach beyond traditional practices and explore new ways of assessing student learning outcomes in the online environment. In this course, educators apply their knowledge of learning theory, assessment practices, and instructional design principles to the development of assessment strategies in online education and training environments. They review research and practical strategies for assessing student learning in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
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In addition to Walden’s general technical requirements, this program requires the following:
- Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X
There are also free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements.
Tuition and Fees
|Curriculum Component||Requirements||Cost||Total *|
|Tuition||12 total semester credit hours||$640 per semester hour||$7,680|
|Technology Fee||Per semester||$210||$420|
|Transfer up to 6 credits||$4,050|
|Total with Maximum Transfer Credits†||$4,050|
The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies 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.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost between $400 to $600.
†Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
Since our certificate programs are offered at different levels, admission requirements vary. Call 855-646-5286 to find out the admission requirements for your certificate program of interest.
Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on the program you choose. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific degree programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.