Create dynamic online study materials that offer students unique learning opportunities
Online learning has become a core focus for higher education providers, as prospective students – many of them working professionals – seek the flexibility that online study offers. Online learning, rather than being a re-creation of traditional on-campus study, requires a guided approach when it comes to learning design to ensure that students can take advantage of the unique possibilities that online learning offers.
This course explores the emerging field of digital education theory and practice, and the implementation of theory in innovative online learning spaces. The industry is expanding to meet demand, and learning design jobs are projected to grow by 28.6% worldwide in the next five years, and by 12.6% in Australia.
By studying a Graduate Certificate in Education (Innovative Learning Design), you will be well-versed in the core principles of learning and instructional design within a dynamic digital space, and well-equipped to prepare innovative instructional material in the form of online coursework, seminars, workshops and tutorials.
QUT Online will be introducing a comprehensive masters program in Teaching Period 3 2020 that will encompass and extend upon the Education majors.
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"I have been pleasantly surprised in how easy it has been to adapt to online learning. Use of tools such as Miro has made the course easy to engage in and to collaborate with my peers. Functionality of the online systems has been very good and easy to navigate and I can find any information I require easily."
Nicky | Graduate Certificate in Education (Indigenous Education)
What you will learn
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to clarify specific design needs in order to produce high-quality learning materials.
Apply critical thinking skills to find workable solutions for complex problems within a learning design context.
Online Learning Design
Create innovative lesson designs that take advantage of the unique opportunities for delivery that online study offers.
Comprehensive Training Methodology
Plan and implement a comprehensive training strategy that integrates feedback, student support, assessment and course evaluation.
In this unit you will explore the existing field of contemporary learning theory and gain an understanding of how this theory informs the design and development of innovative learning materials. You will review the scope of strategies and technologies that are used to engage learners, and discover new ways to evaluate varied learning design frameworks, assessing their applicability in particular settings. With an emphasis on instructional design principles and reflective practice, you will collaborate with peers and facilitators to examine, reflect upon and design appropriate learning environments.
Examine the theory and practice behind assessment and feedback, as well as the underlying principles that govern quality assessment and evaluation. In this unit you will determine how assessment design supports learning, and how this translates to an online environment. You will use industry-relevant tools, media and technology to produce authentic assessments based on stakeholder requirements – all grounded in the principles of authentic assessment design.
In this unit you will reinforce your understanding of contemporary learning theory and how technology can be leveraged to enhance and transform learning. By considering emerging trends, you will explore the future of learning, including the interplay between learning and new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics; and new models of learning such as open education and learning within online environments.
This is a project-based unit that enables you to put into practice your advanced understanding of learning design in authentic contexts. You will work directly with an industry or community partner to design an agreed learning experience that applies pedagogical design principles, authentic assessment and feedback, all the while embedding technologies that augment the learning experience for students.
Our dedicated support team are here to help you when you need it. They are available online or over the phone seven days a week to answer all your questions. They are here to help with everything from technical support to academic questions. QUT Online has the tools and people to make your postgraduate study achievable and enjoyable.