Instructional Designer Certificate Program


Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Who should take this program?

This series of four online courses are designed for new and experienced online instructional designers, librarians, and multimedia specialists who work directly with online faculty and other online learning support professionals during the course design and development process, as well as online faculty who support online course design and development at their institution.


Program Description:

Throughout each course, participants will collaborate with colleagues and learn about:

  • Guiding new and experienced faculty through the online course design and development process
  • Providing opportunities to faculty for integrating multimedia into the course design
  • Analyzing learning/instructional theories and instructional methods to support professional development and practice
  • Providing strategies and resources for staying current with emerging best practices
  • Becoming qualified in applying the OLC and Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric and process.

 

Program Objectives

  • Develop an effective online course development process outline and schedule
  • Identify strategies for planning online faculty development experiences
  • Assess the varying faculty needs for online course resources
  • Identify relevant resources for inclusion in teaching and learning environments
  • Apply learning theories to relevant teaching scenarios
  • Identify strategies and resources for staying current with emerging best practices
  • Evaluate the OSCQR Self-Serve rubric for course quality reviews
  • Apply the OSCQR rubric and review process


Prerequisites

Participants should have at least one year of experience in supporting online course design and development in an instructional design capacity.


Program Completion Requirements:

  • A certificate is earned after completion of each 4-week course
  • The courses do not have to be taken in order
  • You have one year from the time you start to complete all 4 courses if you wish to receive a certificate for the Instructional Designer Certificate Program

Please review the prerequisites (below) before registering for this program.


OFFERING DATES

January 2020 cohort: January 27, 2020 - June 7, 2020

April 2020 cohort: April 20, 2020 - September 6, 2020

August 2020 cohort: August 10, 2020 - February 7, 2021

September 2020 cohort: September 21, 2020 - March 14, 2021

 At least one year of experience in supporting online course design and development in an instructional design capacity.

  • Develop an effective online course development process outline and schedule
  • Identify strategies for planning online faculty development experiences
  • Assess the varying faculty needs for online course resources
  • Critique resources for inclusion in teaching and learning environments
  • Apply learning theories to relevant teaching scenarios
  • Identify strategies and resources for staying current with emerging best practices
  • Evaluate the OSCQR Self-Serve rubric for course quality reviews
  • Apply the OSCQR rubric and review process

A certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of each course. Completion of all four courses is required to earn an overarching certificate for the Instructional Designer Certificate Program as well as a digital badge of completion via Credly. Courses do not have to be taken in order and/or can be taken as a single professional development activity.

The courses are as follows:

  • ID1: Helping Faculty with New Course Development
  • ID2: Curating and Evaluating Resources for Faculty
  • ID3: Professional Foundations: Collaborating, Researching, and Networking
  • ID4: Course Quality Review (OSCQR)

 

ID1: HELPING FACULTY WITH NEW COURSE DEVELOPMENT

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to help new online instructional designers be confident in their knowledge and abilities in guiding new faculty through the online course development process. Participants will discuss how to dispel the initial apprehensions for teaching online, strategies for planning online faculty development experiences, creating and managing online course development milestones, and the practice and procedure for implementing a continuous improvement plan.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the scope of the instructional designer role at your institution
  • Identify instructional design challenges
  • Generate potential solutions to instructional design challenges
  • Analyze the course development process at your institution
  • Identify challenge areas in the course development process
  • Develop a solution to a course development challenge
  • Analyze the faculty development program at your institution
  • Propose revisions to improve the effectiveness of your faculty development program
  • Describe the relationship between program evaluation and continuous improvement
  • Apply Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels of Evaluation model
  • Analyze the effectiveness of a faculty development program evaluation plan

Week 1: Instructional Designers & Your Institution
Week 2: The Course Development Process
Week 3: Faculty Development Strategies
Week 4: Evaluating Impact & Continuous Improvement

 

ID2: CURATING AND EVALUATING RESOURCES FOR FACULTY

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to allow participants the opportunity to explore and discuss tailoring resources for online faculty, including tools, strategies and curating techniques. Techniques for helping online faculty integrate resources into their online courses, such as multimedia, open education resources, and social networking tools are also explored.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore content curation tools for collecting, curating, and sharing resources
  • Develop strategies for making resources accessible to faculty
  • Create a resource list for use by faculty and instructional designers
  • Analyze strategies and methods used to evaluate online resources, OER, and online teaching and learning tools
  • Create an evaluation checklist for evaluating new online tools
  • Create an evaluation checklist for evaluating online resources and OER
  • Apply strategies for effectively organizing online resources
  • Evaluate methods for effective resource sharing
  • Create a faculty support resource

Week 1: Collecting Resources
Week 2: Evaluating Resources
Week 3: Organizing and Developing Resources
Week 4: Developing and Sharing Resources

 

ID3: PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS: COLLABORATING, RESEARCHING, AND NETWORKING

COURSE OVERVIEW

Great instructional designers continually improve their professional knowledge and skills through networking, research, and collaboration. In this course, you will assess your knowledge of learning and instructional theories, current learning trends, and instructional designer competencies. You will then engage in research, networking, and collaboration to address your needs.

You will also explore well-established theories of learning and instruction that are meant to foster critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and metacognition. Our focus will be to evaluate those theories and strategies for use in different courses and contexts and apply those strategies in ways that support deeper learning. This course utilizes several of the instructional methods you will be researching so you can experience them while you learn about them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the connections between learning theories, instructional theories, and instructional design models
  • Assess your professional learning needs in the areas of instructional designer competencies and current learning trends
  • Determine your learning needs utilizing networking, research, and collaboration
  • Compare various instructional designs in terms of their ability to support deeper approaches to learning
  • Design instruction that utilizes strategies to promote deeper approaches to learning in various contexts
  • Analyze the uses of cognitivist, constructivist, and motivational learning and instructional theories
  • Create instructional activities based on cognitivist, constructivist, and motivational learning and instructional theories
  • Analyze the impact of participating in communities of practice in a specific instructional design practice
  • Evaluate the use of communities of practice as an instructional design choice
  • Discuss the strategies, benefits, and challenges for developing a community of practice at your institution

Week 1: Learning & Instructional Theories, Instructional Designer Competencies, & Current Learning Trends
Week 2: Instructional Strategies for Deeper Learning Development
Week 3: Instructional Design Models & Frameworks
Week 4: Networking & Communities of Practice

 

ID4: COURSE QUALITY REVIEW (OSCQR)

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this course, participants will be introduced to the OLC and Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric and process. They will discuss its pedagogical and research foundations, and review its course quality review standards and associated criteria. Participants will complete a formal course review using OSCQR and recommend improvements and institutional implementation strategies, and as a culminating activity will create a customized version of the OSQCR rubric to address the course quality needs at their institution. Upon completion of this course, successful participants will be a qualified OSCQR trainer, enabling them to train faculty at their own institutions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the OSCQR process and rubric components
  • Analyze the OSCQR rubric criteria
  • Apply the OSCQR rubric in an online course quality review
  • Evaluate the results of an OSCQR review
  • Compare the OSCQR rubric to other widely used course quality rubrics
  • Critique the OSCQR rubric criteria for specific use at your institution
  • Create a customized version of the OSCQR rubric based on your institutional quality needs
  • Articulate the obstacles and implications of implementing OSCQR at your institution

Week 1: Tour of OSCQR
Week 2: Conduct a Course Review with OSCQR
Week 3: Evaluating OSCQR
Week 4: Customizing & Implementing OSCQR

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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to workshop@onlinelearning-c.org. No refunds will be given.