Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools and Technology
About this courseSkip About this course
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
- Subject: Education & Teacher Training
- Level: Intermediate
The program content and course projects are sequential, allowing the learner to build on subsequent work. Completing LDT100x and LDT200x is highly recommended before completing LDT300x coursework. Basic experience in word processing and G Suite and a background in teaching, education, or professional development are helpful but not required.
- Associated programs:
- MicroMasters® Program in Instructional Design and Technology
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
- Associated skills: Online Teaching, Web Accessibility Testing, Instructional Design, Integration, Digital Video, Design And Technology, Emerging Technologies, Learning Design, Social Media, Digital Content, Web Design, Content Creation, Literacy
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- 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 Introduction
Week 2: Digital Text & Visual Design
Week 3: Digital Images
Week 4: Video Editing Tools & Accessibility Requirements
Week 5: Screencasting
Week 6: Audio for E-Learning
Week 7: Author Tools: Interactive Learning
Week 8: Portfolio Design & Signature Assignment Submission
Frequently Asked QuestionsSkip Frequently Asked Questions
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.