• Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    796 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    796 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

This Pre-Master Offers

About

Engage and inspire students through technology.

Learn how to create enhanced learning opportunities using the latest tools and techniques to connect with today’s digital-first students.

Our unique approach to instructional design focuses on understanding learning theory, blending traditional instructional design models with rapid prototyping and data analytics to create online courses. You will gain hands-on experience developing and publishing online courses using the edX platform.

This Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program from University of Maryland University College will provide the knowledge and skills needed to capitalize on one of the fastest growing areas of education – online teaching and learning. This program will prepare you to create engaging and active learning, using digital pedagogy, emerging technologies and data analytics.

What You'll Learn:

  • Understand contemporary learning theories to develop online learning experiences
  • Apply instructional design models to the development of online learning experiences
  • Select, evaluate or design digital media to support learning
  • Identify, evaluate, and integrate emerging technologies to support online learning
  • Design an implementation process for online learning experiences
  • Apply data mining techniques to the design and evaluation of learning experiences

Job Outlook

  • "90 percent of academic leaders believe that it is ‘Likely’ or ‘Very Likely’ that a majority of all higher education students will be taking at least one online course in 5 years’ time” (source: According to Grade Change: Tracking Online Education)
  • Career prospects for people with similar training include instructional software designer, instructional technologist, learning systems designer, educational technologist (source: Monster.com)
  • Instructional design and technology jobs are projected to grow 7% from 2014 to 2024 (source: BLS National Occupation Outlook)

Programme Structure

How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential

Complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all 4 courses.

Take Your Credential To The Next Level

Learners interested in continuing their education in Learning Design and earning a Master of Science degree can continue their online work at University of Maryland University College.

Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters Credential and possess a bachelors degree are eligible to apply to the online Learning Design and Technology program at UMUC with no need to take the GMAT or GRE test. If accepted into the Learning Design and Technology program, learners who have earned a MicroMasters Credential would be credited for 12 credits, LDT 600 and LDT 610, in the degree program.

  • Average Length:8 weeks per course
  • Number Of Courses:4 Courses in Program

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 796 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 796 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.

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  • Valid until December 31st, 2017 for any free course + certificate upgrade

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.