The Graduate Program in Instructional Design also offers a certificate program in instructional technology design to meet the increasing challenges created by the high technology training needs of academic, corporate, and public educators. Through a combination of classroom and hands-on laboratory work, this certificate program provides participants with the opportunity to design and produce computer-mediated learning activities and interactive multimedia materials, and to make effective use of instructional technology in curriculum development. The program can be completed entirely online.
RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, MARYLAND, AND MINNESOTA: The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states.
UMassOnline is regionally accredited by NEASC, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (209 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-1433; 781-271-0022). In addition, many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.
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New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Public Higher Education
Quarter Schedule (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer)
You must have: access to a personal computer (Mac or PC), basic computer skills, Internet connection, e-mail program and account, at least a 56 kbps modem, Java-capable browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari), Shockwave plugin (to use chat).
Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.