E-Learning Graduate Certificate
Instructional designers are in demand in professional and educational settings. E-learning is used to deliver employee training, and individual learners are turning to e-learning courses to build upon and acquire new skills at a rapidly increasing rate.
The e-Learning Graduate Certificate Program (15 credits) provides specialized knowledge in instructional design and e-Learning practices that utilize current and emerging technologies to meet education and training goals in government, industry and non-profit organizational settings. Individuals seeking to enhance their e-Learning skill set grounded in instructional design best practices are encouraged to apply. Examples of the learning technologies and topics that you will encounter in the program include but are not limited to:
- eLearning design applications such as Captivate, Articulate
- Social media and digital collaboration applications, such as wikis, blogs, online polling, and RSS feeds
- Virtual worlds such as Second Life, augmented reality and gaming applications
- Visual design applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Flash, Photoshop, Fireworks
- Mobile learning and application development
- Project management in instructional design
What makes this program unique?
- Courses available totally online to meet the needs of students who find it difficult to attend our face-to-face courses
- Focus on compliance with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA
- Faculty with proven track record of experience and research in a variety of organizational and instructional settings
- Entire program can be completed in one year
- Hands-on engagement with leading-edge instructional technologies
- One-on-one advising to facilitate success
- Dr. Shahron Williams van Rooij - Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Nada Dabbagh - Send an e-mail to email@example.com
Contact your advisor to determine a course sequence and delivery mode that best fits your needs. In general, if you are a beginner, it is recommended that you take EDIT 705: Instructional Design and a 2-credit elective. The E-Learning elective courses may be offered at variable credit periodically throughout the semester. For a list of courses currently being offered go to patriotweb.gmu.edu.
Core Courses Required (9 credits)
- EDIT 706: Business of Learning Design and Technologies (3 credit hours)
- EDIT 611: Innovations in e-Learning (3 credits)
- EDIT 705: Instructional Design (3 credits)
E-Learning electives are offered for variable credit each semester and cover industry-standard commercial and open source software tools.
Select 6 credits from the following:
- EDIT 526: Web Accessibility and Design (1 - 3 credit hours)
- EDIT 530: Scripting and Programming (2 credits)
- EDIT 571: Visual Design and Applications (1 - 3 credits)
- EDIT 572: Digital Audio/Video Design and Applications (1 - 3 credits)
- EDIT 573: Project Management (1 - 3 credits)
- EDIT 574: Social Media and Digital Collaboration Applications (1 - 3 credits)
- EDIT 575: e-Learning Design Applications (1 - 3 credits)
- EDIT 576: Mobile Learning and Applications (1 - 3 credits)
- EDIT 710: Online Teaching Essentials (1 credit hour)
- EDIT 771: Overview of Digital Media (1 - 3 credits)
Total: 15 Credits
12 Credits Apply to the IDT MEd Concentration
Students who graduate from the e-Learning Graduate Certificate Program may apply 12 credits completed under the certificate program to the 30-credit Instructional Design and Technology MEd Program. The remaining 18 credits required must be completed while enrolled in the IDT master's program.
Individuals who have missed the deadline for submitting a complete graduate application and wish to begin taking courses may do so through the Non-degree Program. Up to 7 credits can be transferred from the Non-degree Program to the E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program. The application and deadline information for the Non-degree Program can be found at https://www2.gmu.edu/admissions-aid/how-apply/non-degree