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MICROCREDENTIAL

Design: Designing for Learning

Are you ready to take the next step in your learning design career? This UTS Open microcredential combines the fundamentals of learning design with user experience and design thinking approaches, preparing you to deliver engaging and technologically enhanced learning that has learners at its core.

 

This course was a great introduction to learning design. The material was engaging and up-to-date and the live sessions provided the opportunity to apply what I'd learnt. I'd strongly recommend it!

 

Wendy Collins, TESOL Language Teacher, ICTE-UQ

About this microcredential

Learning design models such as ADDIE, TPACK, UDL and UBD draw on learning sciences and can be leveraged to respond to a range of pedagogical challenges and needs. In this microcredential, you’ll learn to employ these models to develop an evidence-informed solution to a real-world learning design brief.

Ground your design work in the foundational learning design approaches and theories of learning, such as cognitive load theory and mastery learning, and stay up to date learning about design thinking, learner experience design and performance improvement theory. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and confidence to design engaging and effective technology-enhanced learning environments across a wide range of industries.

Key benefits of this microcredential

This microcredential will prepare you to:

  • Build your knowledge of theoretical learning design models and approaches
  • Develop practical and in-demand learning design skills that can be applied in various industries
  • Analyse the influences on learner experience design
  • Identify and construct task-appropriate learning outcomes and strategies.

This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, Design: Designing for Learning (010302), in the Graduate Certificate in Learning Design.

This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential is aimed at professionals from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds who are involved in the development and facilitation of learning and education. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • HR professionals
  • Learning designers
  • Instructional designers
  • PhD students
  • Academics
  • School teachers
  • Trainers.

Price

Full price: $1,400 (GST-free)*

Special price: $1,260 (GST-free)* Special price offer ends on 27 June 2022

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information

Enrolment conditions

COVID-19 response 

Additional course information

Course outline

This course comprises six modules and is delivered over six weeks. Each module features self-study materials, interactive activities such as quizzes, multimedia presentations, short video and audio recordings, and peer critiques, as well as facilitated, live online sessions. The weekly, live, online sessions provide an opportunity to apply the content to practical and authentic examples drawn from the workplace, with the course culminating in an industry-led expression session.

The six modules are:

1. Theories of instruction

  • Begin with the development of the field of learning and instructional design, including some well-known theories to create learning environments:- Conditions Based Theory, Bloom’s taxonomies and Human Performance Technologies.

2. Models of instruction (part 1)

  • Take a deep dive into general models of learning and instructional design such as ADDIE, UBD and UDL, to gain an understanding of how they might be applied to your current or future work as a learning designer.

3. Models of instruction (part 2)

  • Explore different ideas and models of instruction that try to make use of technology enhanced learning. Topics include blended learning, online learning and HyFlex models of course design.

4. Design Thinking

  • Examine the developing field of Design Thinking and understand the benefits of applying its principles to education and training.

5. Learner centred design

  • Undertake a focused assessment of learner experience design and the interrelationships with user centred design, user experience design and user interaction design.

6. Design: expression session

  • In the final module, you will have an opportunity to undertake a practical workshop with an industry expert where you design and develop learning experiences.

Course delivery

This microcredential includes weekly, live, optional online sessions facilitated by an expert UTS academic, supporting self-study and online learning activities. The live sessions focus on applying the course content to practical and authentic examples drawn from the workplace. Regular formative quizzes throughout the course allow participants to track their progress.

Course learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this microcredential, you should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast various models of learning and instructional design
  • Analyse case studies and contemporary examples to identify and construct appropriate learning outcomes and strategies
  • Select and apply models and frameworks to design learning appropriate to the professional context
  • Reflect and evaluate your own and others’ learning and practice
  • Communicate and justify chosen instructional design approaches in ways appropriate to the audience, context and purpose.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Learning strategy (weight: 60%)

  • Apply a model of learning design to a learning gap scenario in order to produce an initial learning design strategy that meets specific learning outcomes (length: 1000 words)

Assessment task 2: Reflection and evaluation of learning strategy (weight: 40%)

  • Critically reflect on your learning development over the course, with specific reference to academic literature, the Learning Strategy assessment task and any other activities (length: 500 words).

In order to pass the microcredential, participants must complete all assessments and achieve at least 50% of the course’s total marks.

Requirements

Mandatory

To complete this online microcredential, you will need access to a computer or device with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom.

Professional recognition

NESA has recently changed its professional development requirements. Teachers are strongly encouraged to review the NESA website for the latest information.

Discounts

Discounts are available for this course as follows: 

  • 10% discount for UTS staff
  • 10% discount for UTS alumni/students with voucher code: FASSalumni 
  • 5% discount for group enrolments of 3 or 4 from the same organisation (see below for how to obtain your voucher code)
  • 10% discount for group enrolments of 5 or more from the same organisation (see below for how to obtain your voucher code).

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

How to obtain your discount voucher code (group enrolments)

  • Please contact the team at support@open.uts.edu.au with details of group enrolments, to obtain your discount voucher code. Note that group enrolments will not be validated until the minimum number of criteria enrolments have been received.

How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount (UTS staff)

How to apply your discount voucher  

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number in your UTS Open Profile (under “A bit about you”). If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email support@utsopen.uts.edu.au with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the “Have a code?” prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button. 

UTS staff sponsorship

UTS is committed to supporting its staff to deliver quality teaching and learning experiences. The University provides sponsored places for UTS staff admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GradCertHEd), as well as staff who wish to undertake this microcredential and potentially use its successful completion for credit on subsequent admission to the degree.

To apply for a sponsored place for this microcredential, contact the UTS Open Customer Service Team at support@open.uts.edu.au specifying if you are a student admitted to the GradCertHEd or a staff member who wishes to undertake the microcredential and potentially use its successful completion for credit on admission to the GradCertHEd. Please note that sponsored places are limited.

Contact us

Please contact FASSSFL@uts.edu.au if you have any questions about the course content, delivery or requirements.

If your query is in relation to enrolment or payment, please email support@open.uts.edu.au

$1,400.00

START DATE

Unscheduled

MODE

Online

DURATION

6 wks

COMMITMENT

Avg 12 hrs/wk

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