Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories

Technology, digital media and mobile access have changed how people learn. Today’s students want to be engaged and self-directed with digital content, available anytime, anywhere. This is a challenge for instructional designers as they create online learning experiences. As an instructional designer, it’s critical to understand emerging learning theories including Bloom’s taxonomy and constructivism and how they relate to the way people learn in our digitally connected world. This course, which is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters Program, explores the evolution of learning theories from traditional Socratic methods to emerging learning sciences. Additionally, you will explore curriculum design models using performance-based assessments to create effective and engaging learning experiences. After a solid foundation of how people learn today, you will explore technology’s role in supporting and enhancing the teaching and learning process. Previous background in teaching or professional development is a plus, but not required. Join us and launch your career as an instructional designer.This course is part of the Instructional Design and Technology MicroMaster’s program from UMUC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMUC Master’s Program in Learning Design and Technology. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

Created by: University System of Maryland,UMUC

Level: Intermediate

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