Georgetown’s Online Certificate in Instructional Design introduces you to the fundamentals of creating online learning experiences that integrate social impact concepts to inform and activate students, employees, and clients to serve as agents of social change in work and the world. As a student, you will focus on designing, developing, and evaluating online learning experiences through the social impact design lens and creating courses that engage learners in projects related to addressing social challenges.
Led by a faculty of academics and professionals within the instructional design community, our program incorporates the real-world practice of leading the design, development, and review of an online course, while achieving a deeper understanding of instructional design. By the time you complete the online program, you’ll have the well-rounded skills and expertise to help mission-driven organizations throughout the world create quality online learning experiences.
Ideal for: Entry- and mid-level professionals
Entry- and mid-level professionals
Duration: 4 months
Schedule: At Your Own Pace
At Your Own Pace
Semester of Entry: Fall, spring, summer
Semester of Entry
Fall, spring, summer
Upon successful completion of the online certificate, you‘ll be able to apply the following outcomes in your career:
Integrate social impact frameworks into the design and development of online courses
Align course elements with course- and module-level learning objectives
Articulate ethical considerations related to design and technology
Evaluate the quality of courses designed using synchronous and asynchronous technologies
Use project management techniques to oversee online course development
Collaborate with multimedia experts to design video, audio, and graphical elements
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 11:19 AM EST
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