Fall 2016 Featured Learning Technologies Courses Ideal for Corporate Trainers & Educators
Whether you want to brush up your instructional designs skills or learn new ways of incorporating games into workplace training, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is offering several courses that can be taken as non-degree courses from its Learning Technologies Master of Science program.
The courses to be offered in the fall 2016 are:
LTMS 500 Macro Instructional Design (3 semester hours)
More than just ADDIE, This course focuses on the processes of instructional design to improve learning outcomes. Traditional methods such as ADDIE are contrasted with newer ideas like Agile. Methods are compared and contrasted, with the goal to provide the instructional designer with the most robust suite of tools to care for analysis, design, development, delivery and evaluation of training.
LTMS 531 Designing Serious Games and Simulations (3 semester hours)
This course focuses on accomplishing learning goals by using immersive simulations. Students are encourages to take advantage of the latest tools in instructional design, and apply game design strategies to increase context, motivation, engagement and learning outcomes. The course is designed so that students will have access to the software, strategies and tools needed to produce working simulations that can be brought back to their workplace or included in their work product portfolios.
LTMS 540 The Instructional Designer as Entrepreneur (3 semester hours)
The instructional design profession is evolving. Instructional designers frequently find themselves working as independent consultants, with the need to keep finding new work. They move from gig to gig, contract to contract. This requires a new outlook and a new set of skills. This course covers what you will need to survive this new world – from building a solid network to understanding how to read and respond to a request for proposal.
For additional information on the courses, email Richard Kordel, director of the LTMS program, at RKordel@HarrisburgU.edu More information on the LTMS program is found online at http://harrisburgu.edu/courses/m-s-degree-in-learning-technologies/