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Graduate Degree Programs

e-Learning Design

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Joshua Kirby, Ph.D.
303 Keller Building
Phone: 814-865-0472
Fax: 814-865-0128

This 12-credit certificate program will prepare those who want to develop a thorough understanding of design issues and technology used to create and deliver online teaching and learning experiences, with primary delivery of content through the Internet, with use of a variety of advanced technological tools. The target audience works or aspires to work in corporate, agency, and military training departments; entrepreneurial consulting companies; museums, nature centers, and other informal learning settings; community college learning resource centers; and colleges and universities.

 Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

 List of Courses* Included in the Certificate:

LDT 415A: Systematic Instructional Development (3 credits). Preparation in the use of a nine-step model for systematically analyzing instructional problems and developing validated, practical solutions.
LDT 467: Emerging Web Technologies and Learning (3 credits). This course examines emerging Web technologies and explores their application to learning and education.
ADTED 531: Course Design and Development in Distance Education (3 credits) In depth study of the practices of designing courses taught by print, broadcast, and telecommunications media to adult distance learners.
LDT 832: Designing e-Learning Within Course Management Systems (3 credits) Practical design of instructor-facilitated online lessons taking advantage of the affordances and within the constraints of course management systems.


Effective Semester: Spring 2016
Expiration Semester: Spring 2021


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