Specialization in Design and Development of Online Learning

Immerse yourself in the planning, development and implementation of effective online learning. The coursework for this specialization emphasizes the examination of current practices, issues and research in the field. Develop hands-on expertise in the design and production of Internet-based instructional resources, including websites and instruction delivered through learning management systems.

Required Foundation Courses (15 credits):
Course Title Credits
Theoretical Foundations of Education
IDS 525 Instructional Design for Digital Environments 3
IDN 526 Cognitive Science and Educational Design 1 3
IDN 527 Cognitive Science and Educational Design 2 3
Design Foundations
IDN 528 Designing Digital Environments for Education 1 3
IDN 529 Designing Digital Environments for Education 2 3
Elective Courses (9 credits):
Production, Implementation & Evaluation
IDN 530 Web Design for Instruction 3
IDN 532 Design and Development of Online Learning 3
IDN 534 Implementing Digital Media for Learning 3
Capstone Experience* (6 credits):
IDN 540 Thesis/Portfolio 6

*Capstone experience may be taken over one semester or two consecutive semesters

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.