Degree Links


From NC State Distance Learning.  4/7/13

For Adult and k-12 teachers wanting to expand their knowledge.
Graduate certificate.
Cost approx: 10K out of state.

Core Courses (12 credit hours)

  • EAC 539 Teaching in the Online Environment
  • EAC 560 Assessment & Evaluation in Adult & Higher Education
  • ECI 517 Advanced Multimedia Design and Applications
  • ECI 516 Design & Evaluation of Instructional Materials

Elective Courses (3 credit hours, choice of one course)

  • EAC 559 The Adult Learner (for those interested in adult education)
  • ECI 515 Internet Applications and Web-page Design in Instruction (for those interested in K-12 education)
  • ECI 509 E-Leadership Theory and Practice (for those interested in either adult or K-12 education)

Boise State  4/9/13

Three Certificate Programs:

  • Human Performance Technology
  • Workplace E-Learning and Performance Support
  • Workplace Instructional Design


E-Learning Certificate:  about $400 per credit hour, approximately $8000 for entire program, 18 credit hours, 6 classes
Cost approx: 8K out of state.

They have a slew of courses in their “Instructional and Performance Technology (IPT)” department.  A mix of about 6 of these makes up each certificate.

One that caught my eye immediately was Principals of Adult Learning.  In the syllabus (previous link), there were a handful of words that I believe if you understood their meaning, you would understand the basics of how adult learning is different than (and in some cases overlaps key similarities) from child learning.

behaviorism, cognitive information processing,
meaningful reception learning, schema theory/mental models, metacognition, situated cognition,
cognitive apprenticeship, communities of practice, andragogy, self-directed learning, or
transformational learning.

Similarly, following the Syllabus laid out by the Instructional Design class, you could get a fairly good understanding of the basics by spending a day going through the steps and defining some of the buzz words. This is an overview class and the syllabus states:

there are courses in the curriculum that do just that – such as IPT529 (Needs assessment), IPT538 (Instructional Strategies), and IPT530 (Evaluation Methodology)


University of Washington (UDub!)  4/12/13

For educators and HR people.
Graduate certificate.
Cost approx: Might be a bargain at just $4K for 17 CEU.  Everything is online.

Designing E-Learning Environments Sep 30 – Dec 12, 2013 Anytime Bunselmeyer
Developing and Managing E-Learning Jan 13 – Mar 23, 2014 Anytime Holbrooks
E-Learning Assessment and Evaluation Apr 7 – May 18, 2014 Anytime Dowdall-Sandford
E-Learning Practicum Apr 7 – Jun 15, 2014 Anytime Holbrooks, Bunselmeyer, Dowdall-Sandford



Seattle Community College 4/19/13

Game Design
Non-credit? certificate. Maybe in a single semester?
Cost approx: 1K??

Gaming I: Introduction to Gaming and 3D Design and Art Creation

Learn the basic 3D Studio Max interface, learn modeling and texturing techniques allowing one to create anything from low to high polygon models for today’s high tech games. Learn various methods of modeling using 3D Studio Max’s highly advanced tool set. Attention will be focused on workflow and quality models to be used in common game engines.

Gaming II: Intermediate-Modeling and Texture Mapping

This course will show how 3D Studio Max and Photoshop are used to bring your models to life, using dazzling color and texture mapping techniques. Continuing from Game Design I, learn more complex techniques, create seamless textures and learn how to avoid streaking and blurring. Learn US mapping.

Gaming III: Putting it all Together

Using the techniques learned, begin to produce interesting objects, environments, and levels. Learn what elements are required to create immersive environments and scenarios used in new popular games and on-line games. Guest speakers in the industry are often presented.

Gaming IV: Final Project for Certificate

To complete the Gaming Certificate, a fourth class is required. It is an instructor aided independent study, and consists of an individual project. This will require six meetings with the instructor, outside work by the student, and will be evaluated by the instructor. Meetings with the instructor to be mutually arranged.

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