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ELD 500 Foundations of Learning Design

Time limit: 84 days
3 credits

$1,500 Enroll

Full program description

This foundational course offers a comprehensive introduction to the essential theories and models that underpin effective instructional design. Explore the historical evolution and contemporary trends shaping the field today. Learn to apply diverse learning theories to create impactful educational experiences. Whether you are new to the field or looking to deepen your expertise, this course will provide you with the critical knowledge and skills to excel. Join us and build a solid foundation for your career in learning design!

Upon completion of the "Foundations of Learning Design" course, students will be able to:

  1. ELD 500.1 Explain and Apply Learning Theories (Badge)

    • Describe major learning theories (e.g., behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, social learning theory) and their historical and contemporary contexts.
    • Use these theories to inform and develop instructional materials and activities, evaluating their impact on educational practice.
  2. ELD 500.2 Develop a Conceptual Framework for Instructional Design (Badge)

    • Integrate multiple learning theories and methodologies into a cohesive and personalized design strategy.
    • Reflect on personal learning and teaching experiences to identify areas for growth and to inform the development of effective instructional designs.
  3. ELD 500.3 Engage in Scholarly and Professional Practices (Badge)

    • Locate, review, and synthesize scholarly literature related to learning theories and design.
    • Collaborate with peers to discuss and apply learning theories, effectively communicate theoretical concepts, and engage in ethical and professional standards of learning design.

Once you have met all of the criteria, you will earn the ELD 500 Foundations of Learning Design Badge.