Trends & Issues in Instructional Design

University of Wisconsin – Stout
Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate

In-depth comparison of current instructional design theories and models, variables that affect adult learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining learner motivation, reinforcement of learning, skill transfer, and use of cognitive task analysis to determine instructional content.

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Instructional Design for E-Learning

University of Wisconsin – Stout
2009 – 2012

Learn how to create online courses that work efficiently. By understanding how people learn and how to design the experience conceptually and aesthetically, you can shape an effective and engaging learning experience. The course also addresses hybrid learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of a variety of media such as video and audio along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design. This course focuses on instructor-led and facilitated methods more than self-paced/ computer-based training.

Online Learning: An Overview

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate level course overviews the nature of online learning and teaching.  This course introduces the key elements of an online program through active discussions, collaborative projects, and optional synchronous sessions.  Assignments focus on the analysis and assessment of quality online course design and best practices in teaching online.

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Instructional Design for Online Course Development

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate level course introduces instructional design principles as they relate to online course analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. Students are required to apply content through by directly applying the systematic approach of instructional design to their own teaching environment.  The course requires high level participation using discussion forums and project submissions.  Optional synchronous sessions focusing on weekly topics provided using a web conferencing tool.

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Issues and Strategies for Faculty Support and Development

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate-level course addressing various models for faculty training and exploring the literature to see what works with faculty training. It explores methods of faculty training, reasons why faculty embrace technology, instructor competencies, and assessing whether or not training is successful.  The course also spends time looking at support and development models specific to online faculty as well.

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Web Design Principles for Online Educators

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This eight-week, graduate-level course that overviews the core principals of web design as they relate to the development of online courses and course materials.  The course begins with the process for planning a web site and builds on that information to help students evaluate existing courses and develop their own criteria for what makes a quality course.  Strategies for the creation of accessible materials are also explored.  Requires a high-level of participation using discussion forums and assignment submission. Optional synchronous sessions focusing on weekly topics provided using a web conferencing tool.

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Quality Assurance and Accountability in Distance Education

University of Illinois
2005 – 2012

This instructor-led, eight-week, fully-online course examines quality assurance strategies and issues. Students will examine processes, philosophies, and strategies for building appropriate accountability measures into online learning programs. The course accomplishes this by analyzing the standards and process for accrediting online degree programs.

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Positive Behavior Planning

Chapman University
1998 to 1999

This course provides instruction in developing Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans based on Functional Assessments. Students will become familiar with California Education Code sections related to behavioral interventions.

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