Advanced Learning Experience Design and Assessment Strategies
This course will explore the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of learning experience design. Through collaborative solution development, students will apply cognitive and learning sciences to enhance learning comprehension. They will include in their practice the incorporation of accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) principles. Students will also examine the process and techniques for data gathering and evaluation applicable for the purpose of driving iterative decision making and will explore a number of advanced assessment techniques to evaluate achievement of outcomes and competencies. This course will emphasize strategic LXD project leadership and advanced instructional design techniques key to fostering the development of healthy online learning communities in educational or corporate settings, including formal and informal personal learning networks.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Describe the distinctions and unique elements of adult learning theory and apply those theories to the learner, task, and contextual analyses of learning experience design.
Apply the tenants of cognitive load theory, universal design for learning, and accessibility into a curriculum plan and user interface design for a digital learning experience.
Evaluate the various learning assessment methods to measure learner competence and apply those to the design of a digital learning experience.
Apply social learning theory, connectivism, and the Community of Inquiry framework to the design of collaborative learning experiences facilitated through digital platforms.
Develop a collaborative project plan to support the advancement of strategic learning experience design initiatives within learning organizations and institutions.
Examine data collection and analysis techniques utilized to support data-driven decision making in learning experience design.