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Learn how to design and operate the learning platforms of the future.

  • Career prospects for people with similar training include instructional software designer, instructional technologist, learning systems designer, educational technologist (source: Monster.com)
  • Instructional design and technology jobs are projected to grow 7% from 2014 to 2024 (source: BLS National Occupation Outlook)
  • What You'll 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
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    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.

    Job Outlook

    • "90 percent of academic leaders believe that it is ‘Likely’ or ‘Very Likely’ that a majority of all higher education students will be taking at least one online course in 5 years’ time” (source: According to Grade Change: Tracking Online Education)
    • Career prospects for people with similar training include instructional software designer, instructional technologist, learning systems designer, educational technologist (source: Monster.com)
    • Instructional design and technology jobs are projected to grow 7% from 2014 to 2024 (source: BLS National Occupation Outlook)

    What You'll 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

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    From University System of Maryland, USMx, UMUC, UMGC via edX
    Hours 288
    Instructors Randy Hansen, Jessica Levene, Eli Collins-Brown, Edward O'Neill, Holly Henry, LeAnn Derby, Doug Brtek
    Language English
    Subjects Education

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    Careers

    An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

    Assistant Instructional Design $39k

    Instructional Design and Development Specialist $52k

    Reference/Instructional Design Librarian $53k

    Curriculum and Instructional Design $57k

    Instructional Design Consultant $58k

    Instructional Development and Design Coordinator $60k

    Training and Instructional Design $60k

    Instructional Design Cnslt $63k

    Instructional Design Developer $67k

    Regional Instructional Design Specialist $70k

    Instructional Design Writer $75k

    Instructional Design and Development $76k

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    Sep
    22

    Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories (You were viewing this course)

    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....

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    Dec
    1

    Instructional Design Models

    In today’s interconnected world, online education has exploded with engaging learning experiences infused with interactive digital tools, digital media, and collaborative projects...

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    Feb
    9

    Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology

    Instructional designers today have a tremendous number of tools and resources available to them to create highly engaging courses. Social media, digital video, and freely...

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    Apr
    20

    Instructional Design Course Evaluation & Capstone Project

    This the final capstone course in the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program where we delve into evaluation of course design and develop your final capstone...

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    From University System of Maryland, USMx, UMUC, UMGC via edX
    Hours 288
    Instructors Randy Hansen, Jessica Levene, Eli Collins-Brown, Edward O'Neill, Holly Henry, LeAnn Derby, Doug Brtek
    Language English
    Subjects Education

    Careers

    An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

    Assistant Instructional Design $39k

    Instructional Design and Development Specialist $52k

    Reference/Instructional Design Librarian $53k

    Curriculum and Instructional Design $57k

    Instructional Design Consultant $58k

    Instructional Development and Design Coordinator $60k

    Training and Instructional Design $60k

    Instructional Design Cnslt $63k

    Instructional Design Developer $67k

    Regional Instructional Design Specialist $70k

    Instructional Design Writer $75k

    Instructional Design and Development $76k

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