About the Program
SDSU’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in New Technologies for Teaching and Learning is designed to help educators and trainers transform their teaching methods using the latest teaching technology. The courses in this program are for academic credit (at 3 units each) and will appear on an SDSU official transcript. You can even transfer up to 9 units towards earning your M.A. in Learning Design and Technology from SDSU.
Through collaborative online courses led by expert instructors from SDSU’s Learning Design and Technology (LDT) Program, you’ll build a solid theoretical foundation on technology’s use in teaching in various settings, while also learning how to put those theories into practice through guided design and development projects. In just nine months, you’ll be able to use these tools and theories to help make your lessons smarter, more engaging, and above all, more accessible for all types of learners.
What You Can Learn
This four-course certificate program will help you approach your lessons with a new set of tools that you can use to enhance student learning and engagement, including digital learning games. You’ll focus on virtual reality, augmented reality, and learn how to develop immersive virtual lessons using freely available software and apps. You’ll also learn how to deliver your lessons through mobile learning tools and applications, while analyzing current trends and near-future technologies with implications for teaching and learning.
These online courses are tailored to meet your immediate needs as an instructor. You’ll focus on the educational theories behind using technology in the classroom, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to apply those theories by using technology to enhance your own instructional methods.
Your online courses are led by internationally-recognized educational experts from SDSU’s Learning Design and Technology Program, who bring years of professional experience to every course. Through their guidance, you’ll be able to facilitate higher student achievement and stronger learning outcomes, setting your learners up for success that reaches far beyond the classroom.
Who Should Register?
This online certificate program is designed for teaching and training professionals with bachelor’s degrees. While anyone interested in educational technology, instructional design, teaching, or training can register for these courses, we strongly suggest that all students are conversant with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Zoom, and tools in the Google Suite (Drive, Sheets, Slides, Docs, etc.). You’ll also need a smartphone for most of the courses. No other special equipment is needed to complete the coursework. You’ll be assigned an SDSU ID, which will grant you free access to Microsoft 360 and Adobe Creative Suite during the term of your course.
Meet Your Instructors
Dan McDowell, M.A. Education
Director of Learning and Innovation, Grossmont Union High School District
Minjuan Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Learning Design and Technology, Program Coordinator, SDSU
Kevin White, M.A. Education
STEM/Social Science Teacher, The Learning Choice Academy
Kevin Storm Jorgensen, M.A. Education
Senior Operations Training & Development Specialist, General Dynamics NASSCO
Want to Learn More?
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