Today’s organizations are investing in learning, instructional design, and talent development projects to enhance their effectiveness and fulfill compliance requirements. American University’s online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics builds the foundational skills you need to manage these programs by applying and adapting proven analytic methodologies to improve learning.

This flexible, fully online program was developed in consultation with an advisory council of current instructional design and talent development professionals to ensure that it reflects the most current thinking and research in instructional design.

In this 12-credit program, you will:

  • Identify and apply best practices in instructional design.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various adult learning theories and learning initiatives.
  • Identify descriptive, prescriptive, and evaluative analytic approaches for learning.
  • Create analytics-based strategies for improving the planning, implementation, and management of learning initiatives.
  • Learn to strategically problem-solve for complex learning and development issues that organizations and industries face.

Master’s Available

American University also offers a 30-credit online Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics. The program consists of 10 courses and equips students with the skills to manage organizational programs by applying and adapting proven analytic methodologies to improve learning.

Stephanie Schott, Assistant Dean for Online Learning

"One thing that we pride ourselves on as the School of Professional and Extended Studies is that all of the courses, from the introductory course all the way through the capstone, are applicable. All of these courses are very hands on. They require students to not only learn new concepts and skills, but apply them."