SKIP TO COURSE REQUIREMENTS
You must maintain satisfactory academic progress to remain in the certificate program. Only courses for which you receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or better count toward certificate requirements; and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for graduation. If you receive a letter grade of C- or below in any graduate course, you will be placed on academic probation. If you receive a letter grade of C- or below in two courses, or if your cumulative GPA is below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, you will be dismissed from the graduate certificate program.
If you have been dismissed from the program for unsatisfactory academic progress, you may apply for readmission after one calendar year has passed. To reapply, submit an updated resume and a letter to the Learner Experience Design Graduate Certificate Program indicating what circumstances have changed and how you plan to successfully complete the program. The program faculty review your request and respond in
Only courses in which you receive a letter grade are applied toward your certificate. The option of a competence/no competence with a narrative
transcript is not available.
Appeal of Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Removals from the Program
If you are removed from the program for unsatisfactory academic progress, you may appeal the removal to the College of Liberal Arts dean. The appeal must be in writing, and it must provide specific grounds for the appeal. The appeal is due to the dean within 30 days of the date of the letter notifying you of the decision to remove you from the program. The dean has 30 days to respond, in writing, to the appeal. Appeals received after 30 days will not be considered.
Time to Completion
You have two years from your first semester in this program to complete your certificate requirements. You may request an extension of the time limit by writing to the Learner Experience Design Graduate Certificate Program. Such requests must be received prior to the expiration of the time limit. Requests for extensions should include your reason(s) for requesting the extension, a summary of your plan to finish graduation requirements, and a specific date for the extension to expire. Extension decisions are made by the certificate program faculty and are not automatic.
Reactivating into the Program
If you are a student in good academic standing who has not registered for courses for three or more consecutive semesters, you must apply to reactivate into the certificate program. To reactivate, submit an updated resume and a letter to the Learner Experience Design Graduate Certificate Program expressing a desire to reactivate. We will review your request and respond in writing, specifying certificate completion requirements and deadline for completion. You may be required to satisfy certificate requirements in force at the time of reactivation, even if those requirements differ from those in force at the time of original admission to the certificate
Requirements (16 credits)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to Learner Experience Design, which brings together principles of design and learning to create effective interactive training and learning experiences. The course draws on fields such as instructional design, user experience design (UXD), and learning and development. Students learn concepts and techniques to prepare them to analyze learners and learning situations and to choose appropriate strategies in order to create interactive, engaging, and effective learning experiences
Full course description for Foundations of Learner Experience Design
This course provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in designing user experience. Students learn how to discover user needs and desires, conceptualize user-centered designs, and test design solutions. Classes will cover latest industry trends, scholarship, and emerging technologies in user experience.
Full course description for User Experience and Design Thinking
This course is designed to enable graduate students in the Learner Experience Design graduate certificate program to effectively apply the theories and demonstrate the skills they have learned during their program coursework. They will create a functional, interactive, online learning experience that meets intended learners¿ needs.
Full course description for Learner Experience Design Capstone
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This course presents topics of interest to students in the graduate and undergraduate technical communication programs. Topics vary with each offering of this course. Check the class schedule for details about topics and course prerequisites.
Full course description for Advanced Topics
This course is designed to enable graduate students in the Learner Experience Design program to effectively work with learner-appropriate eLearning tools. They will learn and use several tools to create a functional, interactive, online learning experience that meets intended learners¿ needs.
Full course description for Tools for Learner Experience Design
Strategies for Learner Experience Design focuses on strategies and tools to help designers create effective learning experiences that promote learner retention and application. Strategies discussed might include microlearning, interactive case studies, decision- making scenarios, spaced and guided practice, and short simulations -- all of which relate to the underlying concepts of conditional logic, variables, user and performance data, personalization, responsiveness, and universal design.
Full course description for Strategies for Learner Experience Design
This course, specifically designed for students interested in human resource management or general management, focuses on human resource development in organizations and stresses applications to improve productivity and employee satisfaction. Topics include the evolution of training and development, needs assessment, testing for developmental purposes, the learning process, selecting proper training methods, and evaluating training and development.
Full course description for Employee Development and Training