M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology - Online Learning

Walden University

Program Description

M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology - Online Learning

Walden University

Although distance learning is not a new concept, using the Internet for delivering course content is growing. Higher education institutions, K–12 schools and corporate training all are discovering the value of online learning. With the Online Learning specialization, you will learn from a pioneer and experienced leader in online content development and instructional delivery. You’ll learn to produce and deliver courses or training modules using online 21st century delivery methods. You will gain effective strategies for engaging and teaching distance learners and the ability to assess student-learning outcomes in online environments.

In this specialization, you will:

  • Learn effective methods for managing and delivering online instruction.
  • Apply up-to-date instructional strategies in combination with multimedia technologies and strategic course management tools.
  • Develop and implement assessment strategies in online education and training environments.
  • Review and analyze research and practical strategies for assessing student learning.
  • Embedded in this specialization is a certificate in Instructional Design that you earn after completing the fifth course. Earning this certificate demonstrates to potential employers the skills you have already gained and to your current employer just how far you have already progressed. Upon graduation, you can also earn an additional certificate in Training and Performance Improvement.

Completion Requirements

  • 36 total semester credits
  • Core courses (27 sem. credits)
  • Specialization courses (6 sem. credits)
  • Capstone (3 sem. credits)
  • ePortfolio

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits

  • EDUC 6105 Organizations, Innovation, and Change 3
  • EDUC 6115 Learning Theories and Instruction 3
  • EIDT 6100 Instructional Design 3
  • EIDT 6110 Advanced Instructional Design 3
  • EIDT 6120 Multimedia Design and Development 3
  • EDUC 6125 Foundations of Research 3
  • EDUC 6135 Distance Learning 3
  • EDUC 6145 Project Management in Education and Training 3
  • EIDT 6130 Program Evaluation 3

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits

  • EIDT 6510 Online Instructional Strategies 3
  • EIDT 6511 Assessments in Online Environments 3

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Title Sem. Credits

  • EIDT 6910 Capstone: Practical Application of Instructional Design 3

Technology Requirements

In addition to Walden’s general technical requirements, this program requires the following:

  • Windows XP/Vista or Mac OS X

There are also free, downloadable software programs that may be required in order to complete the course and program requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Mar. 2017
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18,200 USD
Start date Mar. 2017
USA Auburn, Alabama
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