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Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology

Explore the design, development and use of digital media and emerging technologies to support online teaching and learning.

Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology

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Starts Sep 23
Ends Nov 3
Instructor-paced
Starts Jan 25, 2022
Ends Mar 23, 2022
Estimated 8 weeks
8–10 hours per week
Self-paced
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About this course

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Instructional designers today have a tremendous number of tools and resources available to them to create highly engaging courses. Social media, digital video, and freely available online instructional resources and applications connect and engage people in new, and exciting ways. When creating online learning experiences, instructional designers integrate and infuse these digital tools and digital content in ways that engage and connect learners to course content.

In this education and teacher training course, part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program, you will explore the design, development, and integration of digital media to enhance the learning experience and investigate how media, emerging and mobile tools, and online applications impact technology-mediated learning environments.

Choosing instructional materials for a course may seem like a simple step, but in fact, there are many important aspects of online learning experience development that are important to consider, such as content creation, copyright and creative commons, accessibility testing, and visual and web design techniques.

Course topics include media and visual literacy, design for online and mobile environments, use and design of open educational resources, emerging technologies, and trends in technology such as mobile learning environments.

This course is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Learning Design and Technology. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

At a glance

  • Institutions: UMGCUSMx
  • Subject: Education & Teacher Training
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    Basic experience in word processing and G Suite. A background in teaching, education, or professional development would be helpful but not required.

What you'll learn

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  • How to design and use instructional materials to enhance online teaching and learning
  • Curriculum design techniques to develop technology-enhanced learning experiences
  • How to engage stakeholders to collaborate, design and evaluate learning experiences and programs

Week 1: Digital Media Use and Implementation
Week 2: Technology Tools: From Web 2.0 to 3.0 and Beyond
Week 3: Using Open Source Digital Media, Freeware, and Shareware to Enhance Learning
Week 4: Curriculum Design: Engage, Collaborate, and Demonstrate
Week 5: Storyboarding: Tell Your Tale
Week 6: Audio Tools and Learning Implementation
Week 7: E-Learning Author Tools and Instructional Design Strategy
​Week 8: Video Editing Tools and Instructional Design Strategy

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How long does a student have to apply to and complete the full UMGC degree?

To ensure that your program remains relevant and up-to-date, UMGC sets time limits for completing a program. Students have five (5) consecutive years from the start of the graduate degree to complete their degree. For students who start with a MicroMasters, their “time clock” begins on the date that they complete their last course in the MicroMasters program and receive their Verified Certificate. This means that students should apply to UMGC promptly to begin the degree and have as much time as possible to complete it.

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