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Instructional Design (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate
Program Code:
1454
School:
Continuing Education

About the Program

The Instructional Design College Certificate is for those interested in the theory, practice, and design of instructional content for a wide variety of delivery methods (e.g. face to face, online, hybrid instruction). This program will provide the theoretical and practical foundations for the development and design of instruction and training applicable to the higher education industry, corporate training delivery, or hosting subject specific workshops. Pedagogical theory will be coupled with practical module and course development to apply key instructional design principles.

Program Information

All courses must be successfully completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
OLRN1402 Instructional Design Principles
Description: This course explores the foundational principles of instructional design. We address learning theories and pedagogical models that are commonly used in the instructional design process. Bloom's taxonomy and cognitive theories as well as Universal Design for Learning and the ADDIE model form the initial discussions culminating in the importance of upholding IBSTPI competencies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1404 Course Design for Hybrid Delivery
Description: This course will prepare students to design a hybrid module from start to finish. Important issues on mixed-mode lesson planning are discussed as well as learning strategies that work better in in-person or online delivery. Assessment strategies for hybrid delivery is key to the design process and we will explore best practices for assessment creation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1407 Alignment and Assessment Strategies
Description: Design backward and build forward is an important instructional design principle. This course will explore the importance of aligning assessments to course and module outcomes. Activities and exercises which scaffold to the formative or summative assessments are discussed. The course also speaks to how to use quizzes and pre or post assessments effectively by keeping an eye to instructional design principles.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1408 Digital Pedagogy
Description: Digital pedagogy deals with not only the use of technology, but the appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience and engage the learner. This course will prepare students to evaluate, recommend and implement digital tools in a face to face, online, or hybrid environment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1479 Quality Assurance and Course Evaluation
Description: A successful learning experience comes not only from proper curriculum and instructional design but also adhering to quality assurance protocols. In this course students explore a variety of quality assurance protocols as they apply to course development. The concept of piloting to gather students and instructor feedback is also discussed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1481 Project Management for Course Design
Description: Course development involves managing not only the design of curriculum but also managing time requirements and other key milestones. This course explores important concepts in project management specifically for educational design and development. Students will explore the use of project management tools as well as create timelines and deliverables for a specific project. Common challenges and troubleshooting techniques that are integral to project management will also be discussed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1482 Collaborative Frameworks: Working with Subject Matter Experts
Description: This course will explore the roles and scope of the instructional designer and subject matter expert in the framework of an instructional design project. Students will develop effective conflict resolution strategies as well as interpersonal communication skills. Communication skills to provide feedback and drive course revisions will also be covered.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1484 Special Topics in Course Design
Description: Course design is a constantly evolving field with new technologies and trends continuing to emerge. This course will explore current design trends and educational technology as they apply to instructional and course design. Students will research as well as analyze the strengths, weaknesses and application of specific tools.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Amanda Pelley, apelley@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3454

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