The Instructional Design for digital Learning 1 (IDDL-1) certificate program addresses the principles of the effective design and implementation of online and blended-learning classes. The major goal of the program is to prepare faculty, instructors, or course designers in higher education, K-12 or the corporate training environment to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective instructors or course developers for online or blended-learning classes.
The entire IDDL-1 program is taught in an online environment. All of the IDDL-1 classes are designed using the most current research of effective online pedagogies, so participants will not only learn about effective teaching practices but also get to experience them as students. Classes include a synchronous weekly webinar, but sessions are recorded for participants who cannot attend the "live" session. Participants will use some of the most current technologies to complete the course. This will allow participants to get up to speed on new technologies but also learn how to effectively implement them into a learning environment. Some of the technologies that are woven throughout the program include:
- Web conferencing
- Learning Management Systems
- eText Readers
- Digital video creation
- Posting videos to YouTube
- Accessibility for online learning
- Virtual Worlds
- Web page development
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Apply to graduate School using the non-degree/certificate application. Indicate you wish to earn this certificate on the application.
- Submit to the Graduate School one official transcript that shows the completion of a degree (bachelor's master's, or doctorate).
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