Certificate in Learning Experience Design

Certificate in Learning Experience Design

Walk in the learner’s shoes

Next Enrolment

September 20th

Tuition

$3,297

Overview

COVID-19 Updates and changes to program delivery. More information >

Education and training are going through a digital transformation that focuses on the learner’s experience. Learn to create training and education programs that solve a specific problem, are human-centered, personalize the learning experience to the user, and reflect an interdisciplinary balance between curriculum, design thinking and UX design.

What is Learning Experience Design (LXD)?

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

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.

Designed with you in mind, the flexible study options allow you to complete the program at a pace that suits your lifestyle—and faster than LXD programs at other institutions.

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

 

Introducing Live Online Learning

To make our programming even more accessible, and to ensure the safety of students and instructors, we are now offering the in-class course components for professional programs completely online.

Delivery Format

Part-Time– Online (Asynchronous)

Courses instruction and peer interactions are done online through our course management system, Moodle. Course delivery is asynchronous, which means that while students have set deadlines to complete their work each week, they do not have any required “live” components (e.g. class at 7pm on Tuesdays).  There may be optional, live sessions, via Zoom, throughout the course for the instructor to provide additional coaching and support.  These optional sessions may be recorded and shared with students who cannot attend.

Students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course, each week, for readings, discussions boards, practice opportunities, assignments, etc.

Students can expect to work on an individual, real-life, project that threads through each course and aligns with the milestones of a LXD role. Students can use their own work project or one that is provided by the program team. Students will also work in learning pods where they will collaborate with classmates and participate in group discussions.

Part-Time – Blended

Courses combine in-person learning, on campus at York (or Live Online via Zoom during COVID-19) plus online learning. The live components are typically held at a scheduled day and time (e.g. Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4pm), on campus at York (or Live Online via Zoom during COVID-19) where students and instructors gather to participate in active learning activities, share their learnings in an interactive format and hear from guest speakers. The online delivery is asynchronous, which means that while students have set deadlines to complete their work each week, they do not have any required “live” components (e.g. class at 7pm on Tuesdays). There may be optional, live sessions, via Zoom, throughout the course for the instructor to provide additional coaching and support. These optional sessions may be recorded and shared with students who cannot attend.

Students can expect to work on an individual, real-life, project that threads through each course and aligns with the milestones of a LXD role. Students can use their own work project or one that is provided by the program team. Students will also work in learning pods where they will collaborate with classmates and participate in group discussions.

In addition to any live components, students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course each week for readings, discussions boards, practice opportunities, assignments, and so on.

Career Potential

Canadian employers are looking for experienced LXD professionals

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the demand for digital learning in both corporate and higher education sectors—digitized training that is convenient, engaging and has a lasting impact on the learner.

 

Gain these cross-functional skills:
  • Empathy
  • Constructive and persuasive feedback
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Effective communication and collaboration
  • Influencing continuous improvement

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.

Enrolment Requirements

The Certificate in Learning Experience Design is a direct registration program—simply enrol in the session of your choice to get started. Familiarity with instructional design through education or work experience is strongly recommended.

New to the field of instructional design or need a refresher? We offer registered students free, self-directed “prep” modules in foundational concepts and theories, designing assessments, and project management to support your learning.

Courses

CSLX1010 Setting the Stage: Defining Your Learners' Needs

In today's fast-paced world, people gravitate towards practical learning experiences they can consume on the fly. Do you understand your end-users enough to deliver a binge-worthy experience? In this course, you will apply design thinking principles and work within common constraints to develop learning experiences that equip people with the relevant knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Get hands-on LXD experience defining meaningful objectives, conducting a needs analysis, and creating personas and a journey map that best captures your target audience.

36 Hours

CSLX1020 Creating a Proof of Concept: Developing a Learning Experience Prototype

Experience the LXD building process that transforms learning designs into learning experiences. In this course, you will learn to make the most of your development time by thinking like a designer: prototype ideas, pilot solutions, and optimize your stakeholder feedback. Gain experience developing proofs of concept that leverage technology solutions and curation strategies that leave your learners (and clients) wanting more.

27 Hours

CSLX1030 Realizing the Vision: Building and Testing Your Learning Experiences

Own the experience of bringing an LXD project to life. Enhance your skillset and professional toolbox by taking your vision to the next level with wow factor LXD creation skills, learning campaign strategies, assessment and evaluation know-how. Build your robust "pride of product" that exceeds your learners' and stakeholders' expectations.

45 Hours

Instructors

Jude Lee

Candidate EdD, MSc Adult Learning, BSc

Paige McClelland

Master of Educational Technology, Bachelor of Education

Advisory Council

Marsha Brown

Manja Horner

Leanne Huneault

Michelle Levesque

Hope Seidman

Carnaby Taylor

Certificate in Learning Experience Design

Fall 2021

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$3,297.00

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