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The E-Learning Certificate program is a 12-hour graduate program, consisting of 3 required courses and one elective. 

EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design
EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia
EDTC 6358 – Theory and Practice of E-Learning

Elective: 3 Hours (The elective course will require prior approval of the faculty coordinator of this certificate program.)

Course Descriptions

EDTC 6321 – Instructional Design (UT Brownsville): This course uses an instructional systems design model to guide the student in systematically developing effective Instruction. Theoretical and practical issues in instructional systems design are examined. Other instructional design models are introduced. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia (UT Brownsville): This course concentrates on the development and utilization of hypermedia and multimedia in education. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop an interactive instruction by utilizing audiovisual technologies and computer-based/Web-based technologies in a meaningful, educational context. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6358 – Theory and Practice of e-Learning (UT Brownsville): This is the capstone course for the e-Learning Graduate Certificate Program. Students are expected to apply previously learned skills and knowledge to plan and manage an e-learning project in a real-life context. Prerequisite: Must be within 6 hours of completion of program. Approval of Program Coordinator. Lec 3, Cr 3.

Approved Electives

These electives are currently under revision and are not retroactive. Please contact the certificate program coordinator for approval.

EDTC 6325 – Educational Telecommunications (UT Brownsville): This course addresses the development of instruction for e-learning environments. Learners will use a research-based rationale for the selection and utilization of technologies for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating instruction using an open source courseware management system. Learners will also explore the potential of 3-D virtual environments for instructional applications. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

EDTC 6351 – Web-Based Multimedia in Instruction (UT Brownsville): This course provides a framework by which distance educators can infuse learner-centered principles into the design and development of multimedia for online education. In this course you will learn how to create, capture, prepare, and publish audio/video products using a variety of multimedia authoring tools. Lec. 3, Cr. 3. (Under Review)

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