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System Analysis and Design


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Course level: Graduate

This course follows the phases of planning, needs analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation that are integral to large-scale instructional technology projects. Learners consider technology selection, vendor selection, organizational constraints, maintenance, and enhancements in an effort to address present and future needs. Learners focus on developing systemic solutions that avoid the pitfalls of piecemeal technology adoptions. Competencies: Identify innovative strategies for technology solutions throughout multiple development models including systems development life cycle (SDLC) and AGILE. Evaluate applications of user experience (UX) design principles within multiple development models. Assess large-scale instructional technology projects based on feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and the return on investment. Analyze a strategic plan for an instructional technology project. Explain the role of project management in systems analysis and design. Identify contemporary technologies and their application within instructional systems analysis and design.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Reading Week

Reading Week

Project Management-Based Online Learning Design (PMBOLD)

Innovations in the ADDIE and AGILE Models

Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing eLearning Project Management

The Relationship of User and Organizational Needs Analysis and PMBOLD

Critical Attributes of Effective Learning Content

Project Management Implementation, Maintenance, and Innovative Solutions


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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Credit Transfer

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