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IDSN521: Graphic Design for Instructional Designers

Examines the links between graphic design principles and the planning, design, and creation of effective learning materials in print, online or blended environments. Explores basic principles of graphic design, including layout, typography, and colour theory. Examines the key learning theories underpinning the connections between graphic treatment and learner engagement and cognition.
Course Credits: 3.0

IDSN522: Project Management for Instructional Designers

Explores project management techniques and frameworks. Examines the essential basics of project management, including scheduling, budgeting and quality. Builds an understanding of client expectations from a variety of perspectives. Exposes students to the importance of team work in the process of project management.
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT504: Instructional Design for Technology-Mediated Learning

Enables students to examine how learning theory influences instructional design from a variety of perspectives: content presentation, learning activities, and assessment. Introduces a broad range of instructional design models and allows students to evaluate the merits and suitability of each within specific learning contexts.
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT523: Foundations of Learning and Technologies

Investigates foundational issues underpinning learning technologies. Examines the histories, theories, debates, and contemporary developments of the field. Provides a well-rounded and in-depth understanding of critical issues in learning and technology and their impact on society.
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT524: Innovation, Design and Learning Environments

Explores a variety of design models and approaches in creating exemplar learning environments. Analyzes and gains an appreciation of student and stakeholder needs. Investigates effective and ineffective designs. Explores the role of innovation in re-imagining learning environments. Applies a design mindset to solve real-world problems. *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0

LRNT525: Leading Change in Digital Learning

Examines aspects of leadership and change as they impact the creation and implementation of digital learning environments. Develops leadership and change management skills. *Pending approval
Course Credits: 3.0


Prepares students for a successful launch into their learning journey by creating an opportunity for students to meet and get to know one another in a virtual setting. Offers a fully-online introduction to the applicable program within the School of Education and Technology. Provides overview of the program and course options and introduces students to the RRU technology platforms.
Course Credits: 0.0