Instructional Design and Technology Certificate
Successfully preparing instructors to be effective users of educational technology is a critical component in helping to solve many of our current educational challenges. The adoption of new and emerging technologies within academia has only continued to grow and offers even more reason to be hopeful. This program prepares instructors to be better able to help their students comprehend difficult-to-understand concepts, engage in active learning, access information and resources, and meet their individual needs. The effective use of technology has proven to enhance learning, as well as improve student engagement and achievement.
The mission of the 15-credit Instructional Design and Technology Certificate program is to prepare educators to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate engaging educational opportunities and experiences to promote student success. The program enables educators to effectively employ emergent technologies in a variety of modes and settings.
This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, Wilmington, and Stanton Campuses.
What You Can Do
The certificate is designed for a variety of educators including instructors, teachers, academic administrators, education and training professionals, military and government trainers, as well as other learning and curriculum specialists. In short, the program of study is appropriate for anyone seeking to improve learning through the latest technological innovations.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Analyze the differences and similarities between electronic learning and face-to-face learning.
- Design an e-learning "package" by outlining performance objectives and strategizing learning events.
- Develop a quality and effective e-learning package.
- Manage an e-learning project with confidence and efficiency.
- Assess a real-life e-learning situation by determining an overarching goal, its underlying objectives, and resources needed to meet them.
- Evaluate an e-learning solution by conducting formative and summative evaluations.