Online Learning

Although distance learning is not a new concept, using the Internet for delivering course content is growing. Higher education institutions, K–12 schools, and corporate training programs all are discovering the value of online learning. With the Online Learning specialization, you will learn from a pioneer and experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery. You’ll learn to produce and deliver courses or training modules using online 21st-century delivery methods. You will gain effective strategies for engaging and teaching distance learners and the ability to assess student-learning outcomes in online environments.

In this specialization, you will:

  • Learn effective methods for managing and delivering online instruction.
  • Apply up-to-date instructional strategies in combination with multimedia technologies and strategic course-management tools.
  • Develop and implement assessment strategies in online education and training environments.
  • Review and analyze research and practical strategies for assessing student learning.

Embedded in this specialization is a certificate in Instructional Design that you earn after completing the fifth course. Earning this certificate demonstrates to potential employers the skills you have already gained and to your current employer just how far you have already progressed. Upon graduation, you can also earn an additional certificate in Training and Performance Improvement.

Completion Requirements

  • 36 total semester credits
    • Core courses (27 sem. credits)
    • Specialization courses (6 sem. credits)
    • Capstone (3 sem. credits)

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 advisor at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 6105 Course Organizations, Innovation, and Change Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6115 Course Learning Theories and Instruction Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EIDT 6121 Course Multimedia Design and Development I Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EIDT 6122 Course Multimedia Design and Development II Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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 EDUC 6125 Course Foundations of Research Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6135 Course Distance Learning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EDUC 6145 Course Project Management in Education and Training Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EIDT 6510 Course Online Instructional Strategies Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code EIDT 6511 Course Assessments in Online Environments Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Capstone

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EIDT 6910 Course Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional Design Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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