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Please select the start dates for your courses below.

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Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories

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Instructional Design Models

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Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology

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Instructional Design Course Evaluation & Capstone Project

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Program overview

Engage and inspire students through technology.

Learn how to create enhanced learning opportunities using the latest tools and techniques to connect with today’s digital-first students.

Our unique approach to instructional design focuses on understanding learning theory, blending traditional instructional design models with rapid prototyping and data analytics to create online courses. You will gain hands-on experience developing and publishing online courses using the edX platform.

This Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program will provide the knowledge and skills needed to capitalize on one of the fastest growing areas of education – online teaching and learning. This program will prepare you to create engaging and active learning, using digital pedagogy, emerging technologies and data analytics.

Through this program you will learn how to design captivating learning experiences for students who want mobile learning opportunities that are collaborative and accessible, while advancing your knowledge of educational theory.

What you will learn

  • Understand contemporary learning theories to develop online learning experiences
  • Apply instructional design models to the development of online learning experiences
  • Select, evaluate or design digital media to support learning
  • Identify, evaluate, and integrate emerging technologies to support online learning
  • Design an implementation process for online learning experiences
  • Apply data mining techniques to the design and evaluation of learning experiences

Program Class List

1
Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories

Course Details
Explore emerging learning theories and interactive technologies to create engaging experiences for today’s connected students.

2
Instructional Design Models

Course Details
Explore traditional and current instructional design models as you develop your own outline of an online course.

3
Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology

Course Details
Explore the design, development and use of digital media and emerging technologies to support online teaching and learning.

4
Instructional Design Course Evaluation & Capstone Project

Course Details
Develop your Instructional Design & Technology MicroMasters capstone project while you learn course evaluation models to assess the impact of design on the learning environment.

Meet Your Instructors

LeAnn Derby

Associate Collegiate Professor, Learning Design and Technology at University of Maryland University College
Dr. Derby holds a doctorate in education, teaching and learning from The Ohio State University and has over eleven years’ experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, leading curriculum design for blended learning environments and working with faculty development. She uses her background in pedagogy, paired with technical expertise of hardware and software, to teach graduate courses on topics of instructional design, leading educational technology change, and designing multimedia learning environments. Her research interests include adaptive learning and online teaching and learning.

Doug Brtek

Associate Professor, Learning Design and Technology at University of Maryland Global Campus Doug Brtek has 15 years of experience of online course design, professional development, and performance evaluation across the corporate learning and development and higher education fields. He has facilitated professional development workshops on a variety of topics including course development, online learning strategies, technology based learning tools, online facilitation, and adult learning theory. Currently, Doug works within the academic and corporate entities and provides consultation on learner analysis, technology implementation, and learning management system configuration. Doug’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and Adult Learning from Bellevue University, and a Doctorate Degree in Education Technology from Northcentral University.

Randy Hansen

Professor and Program Chair, Learning Design and Technology at University of Maryland University College
Dr. Randy Hansen is a professor and program chair, Learning Design and Technology at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Randy’s research interests include innovative online instructional design, technology’s role in engaging learners in the learning process, and design of effective professional learning experiences. In 2015 Dr. Hansen was selected by the Center for Digital Education’s as a Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers. In 2016, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) awarded him a Making IT Happen award. In 2018, Dr. Hansen was recognized by UMUC with the President’s Award for outstanding work and contributions to the university. Currently, Dr. Hansen servers as a member and Treasurer for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors.
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Duration

8 months

Experience Level

Intermediate

Learning Partner

University of Maryland System

Program Type

MicroMasters®

Subject

Education Education & Teacher Training
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