Learning Experience Design

Certificate in Learning Experience Design

Walk in the learner’s shoes

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With the proliferation of online courses and gamified learning apps, today’s audiences expect experiential learning programs that go beyond simply providing outlines and reading materials.

A learner needs an experience that captivates their attention across different mediums, includes motivational strategies, and reinforces knowledge retention and application. An LX Designer blends organizational objectives with these user preferences in a human-centered and goal-oriented way to improve job performance.

Program Description

What you will learn

In this three-course certificate, senior LX Design instructors will guide you on how to:

  • Consider a wide range of ongoing solutions that solve a problem.
  • Identify user experiences that align with the needs of learners and the objectives of an organization
  • Develop content curation strategies to create diverse learning experiences
  • Leverage current collaboration technologies
  • Use UX and design thinking principles to build a curriculum that reflects learner needs and desired outcomes
Program Benefits

This program, developed by senior practitioners, is designed around an LXD project that starts in Course #1 and threads through each course in the certificate, aligning with course milestones along the way. This just-in-time learning format follows the process and flow of a real-world LXD professional, ensuring that students are gaining skills and techniques that directly support the type of work they would be doing on the job. In addition to instructor insights, students are encouraged to engage with their classmates in assigned Learning Pods—a small group of peers to share project feedback and recommendations.

Program Format

The Certificate in Learning Experience Design is delivered via online (asynchronous) or blended learning (in-person learning, on campus at York or Live Online via Zoom during COVID-19) on a part-time basis. Our flexible blended program is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of students.

  • Format: Online
  • Delivery: Online coursework
  • Term Starts: Fall
  • Program Length: 6 months

Who should take this program?

The Certificate in Learning Experience Design is suited for:

  • Learning & Development specialists
  • Corporate trainers
  • Human resource professionals
  • Adult education professionals

This program is also ideal for Instructional Designers seeking to “future-proof” their careers as they proactively prepare for the shift to digitized, learner-focused teaching and training models.

Program Courses

  • Setting the Stage: Defining Your Learners’ Needs
  • Creating a Proof of Concept: Developing a Learning Experience Prototype
  • Realizing the Vision: Building and Testing Your Learning Experiences

Why people choose York for Continuing Education

Codesigned and delivered by senior industry leaders within established and emerging professional disciplines, our programs take a pragmatic, hands-on approach that helps students unlock their potential and apply it in the world.

Cohort experience

Our students complete their programs in cohorts, encouraging peer-to-peer collaboration and growing the personal and professional networks of our students for years to come.

Specialized learning

Our programs go deep on specialized knowledge, setting students up to be experts in their field while also enhancing soft skills and cross-disciplinary know how.

Responsive program design

Our programs are responsive to student need and market demand in both form and content. Many of our programs are Canadian firsts.

Accelerated outcomes

Our accelerated formats can be completed in less than a year, part-time or full-time, and our programs can be taken online, onsite, or as blended offerings.

Industry collaborations

We develop our programs through collaborative relationships with industry and academic leaders to encourage career connections and a global perspective.

Customized training

The School offers customized training programs for a range of organizations that are looking to grow, upskill, and adapt to change.

Upcoming certificate dates

Certificate in Learning Experience Design (Online) (September 2022 - April 2023)

Certificate in Learning Experience Design (Online) (January 2023 - July 2023)

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