Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories (edX)

Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories (edX)
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Instructional Design and Technology: Learning Theories (edX)
Explore emerging learning theories and interactive technologies to create engaging experiences for today’s connected students. 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.

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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.


What you'll learn

- To apply learning theories and their impact in the design of online learning

- Technology’s role in the teaching and learning process

- Curriculum design and how to apply Bloom’s taxonomy to engage students in the learning process

- To write effective performance assessments and scoring rubrics


Course Syllabus


Week 1: Your Learning Environment

Week 2: Learning Theory: Behaviorism

Week 3: Learning Theory: Constructivism

Week 4: Learning Theory: Cognitivism & Connectivism

Week 5: Learning Theory: Andragogy

Week 6: Complex Learning Theories: Authentic Assessment, Experiential Learning & Project Based Learning

Week 7: Complex Learning Theories: Service Learning & Gamification

Week 8: Technology’s Role in Learning



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Course Auditing
252.00 EUR
Basic experience in word processing and G Suite. A background in teaching, education, or professional development would be helpful but not required.

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