Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Instructional Design for Digital Learning 2 (IDDL-2) Certificate

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Why Choose the Instructional Design for Digital Learning 2 Program?

The Instructional Design for Digital Learning 2 (IDDL-2) certificate program addresses the research, theory, and research methodologies associated with the effective design of online and blended-learning classes. The purpose of this certificate is to provide a research-oriented perspective on instructional design and evaluation practices.

Like the IDDL-1 program, the IDDL-2 also is taught in an online environment. Classes are designed using the most current research on effective online pedagogies, so participants will not only learn about effective teaching practices but also get to experience them as a student. Classes include a synchronous weekly webinar, but sessions are recorded for participants who cannot attend the "live" session.

There are five exciting course options available in the IDDL-2 program. Students choose four courses (12 credit hours) to receive the certificate. Refer to the Program of Study for the full list of available courses. Note: A foundational / prerequisite course for the IDDL-2 program is EDT 8110 (Learning in  Digital World), previously called EDL 7200 (Analysis of Teaching).

Topics discussed in IDDL-2 courses include:

  • Cognitive load theory
  • Cognitive theory of multimedia learning
  • Use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Literature reviews
  • Ethics and digital citizenship

Contact Information

Sheri Stover, Program Director
(937) 775-3008

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Academics and Curriculum

Instructional Design for Digital Learning 2 Program of Study (PDF)


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Direct application to IDDL-2 first requires completion of the IDDL-1 certificate or approval of the program director.

Admission Process


Apply to Graduate School using the non-degree/certificate application.


Submit to the Graduate School:

  • One official transcript that shows the completion of a degree (bachelor's, master's, or doctorate).

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: 937-775-2976
Fax: 937-775-2453

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I register for courses?

    Registration takes place online via WINGS Express. For guidance, refer to step-by-step registration directions (PDF).

  • How do I find out what textbooks are required for my courses?

    Textbook information is available through the WSU Bookstore. For guidance, refer to step-by-step textbook directions (PDF).

  • Are non-print resources, such as hardware or software, required for the courses in this program?

    Because IDDL-1 and IDDL-2 courses meet online using Pilot Live, students need to be able to participate in online discussions. Therefore, students will need to obtain a headset with earphones and a microphone. The preferred brand is the LogiTech USB H530 headset.

    In addition, some classes require students to have software applications such as Snagit and Camtasia, which are available at the TechSmith website under "Education Pricing."

    When registering for an online or web-only course, students should make a point to read any notes associated with the course. Notes are accessed by clicking on the Course Reference Number (CRN) associated with the course in WINGS Express.  Notes often provide further information and instructions that students need to know, including any hardware / software requirements.

  • How do I access my online courses?

    Online courses take place in Pilot, WSU's learning management system. For guidance, refer to step-by-step Pilot directions (PDF).

  • When do classes start each semester?

    You may refer to the Wright State University Academic Calendar to view the start date of each semester (fall, spring, and summer).

    Please note that all IDDL courses are seven weeks long. All A-Term IDDL courses begin the same day as the regular semester, as listed on the academic calendar.

    During spring semester, the B-Term IDDL courses begin the same day as the B-Term listed on the academic calendar.

    During fall semester, the B-Term IDDL courses typically begin one week later than the B-Term listed on the academic calendar.

    The course schedule in WINGS Express reflects the official start and end date of all IDDL courses. When you register for courses, your schedule in WINGS Express will list the official date range of your course(s).

  • What courses should I register for each semester?

    The official start date for this program is Fall Semester (A-Term). Requests for an alternative start date should be directed to the Program Director. The attached course guide (PDF) gives a tentative outline of the semesters and terms when IDDL-2 courses are offered.

  • May I be admitted to the IDDL-2 program if I have not taken IDDL-1?

    Completion of the IDDL-1 program is not a requirement for admission to IDDL-2. However, all students must complete EDT 8110 (Learning in a Digital World), previously called EDL 7200 (Analysis of Teaching), prior to or concurrently with their first IDDL-2 course.

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