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    Feb 11

    Online Start Date
    Feb 11, 2015

    Mar 25

    Online Start Date
    Mar 25, 2015

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements

    IX 520: NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING (5 Credits)

    This course presents the knowledge and skills necessary to identify training and/or instructional problems and potential solutions. Students explore the advantages and disadvantages of multiple techniques for performing a needs assessment. Students develop skills and collect resources related to the selection and use of analysis methods. They will conduct a needs analysis and submit a report in an education or training context. Students also consider evaluation taxonomies and models, tools and techniques, and develop an evaluation strategy for an instructional program.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 21
    Total Program Credits: 21

    IX 535: DEVELOPING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (5 Credits)

    This course provides the knowledge and skills required to develop instructional materials for an instructor-led training scenario as approved by the instructor. This training scenario will provide the context and focus for the materials. Each student will create a series of print-based instructional ma­terials for this scenario considering best practices and design and development guidelines.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 21
    Total Program Credits: 21

    IX 536: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS (5 Credits)

    In this application-based course, students will discuss trends and issues of eLearning content development and explore similarities and differences among eLearning authoring tools and methods. They will learn how to develop original content with a variety of authoring tools and software applications and to repurpose existing material with reusable learning objects (RLOs) and content repositories. Interface layout standards, accessibility and SCORM/AICC compliance, and collaborative environments are explored. They will consider technical and development requirements for eLearning delivered through multiple learning channels including online and mobile platforms. Students will create a design document and instructional module in this course.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 21
    Total Program Credits: 21

    IX 564: DESIGN OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (6 Credits)

    This course presents activities related to the design of a learning application. Students explore advantages and disadvantages of multiple learning environments and content delivery technologies. They will develop a plan for an individualized learning project that includes a template for design of a specific environment. Course topics include education and communication theory, course and content delivery methods, asynchronous and synchronous technologies, multimedia design, usability testing, and integration of multime­dia objects within instructional programs and systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 21
    Total Program Credits: 21

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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