COVID-19 Guidance
In response to COVID-19, all courses are now online and employees are working remotely.

Online Courses for Spring 2020

Term I: January 21–March 15
Term II: March 16–May 10

All courses are 3 credits. Design for User Experience courses are $445 per credit (see Undergraduate Tuition and Fees). All other courses are $650 per credit (see Graduate Tuition and Fees).

To register for an online course, call 877.4LESLEY or email online@lesley.edu.

 

Design for User Experience

Explore the human factors involved in designing solutions that provide users with intuitive experiences across an ecosystem of products, services, and systems. See Design for User Experience course offerings for both Terms I and II below.

  • Term I: January 21–March 15

    TYPOGRAPHY I (IDESN 2220)

    A deep-dive into the study of letterforms, typefaces, type identification, classification, and nomenclature. Course work includes typographic form and structure; including consideration of the micro (individual letters) outward to the macro (a page of text with clear hierarchical structure).
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    DIGITAL CULTURE (IAHIS 1700)

    This course explores the ways in which digital technologies and interactive technologies are fundamentally restructuring our social, political, economic, and cultural experiences.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCH METHODS (IDESN 1600)

    Students will develop the knowledge and skills to uncover the needs, behaviors, and motivations of individuals as it relates to their interaction with a product or service.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    DESIGN THINKING (IAHIS 2250)

    Introduces students to the basic processes and vocabulary of design, as well as various approaches and methods used to successfully solve difficult, multi-dimensional problems.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    To register for an online course, call 877.4LESLEY or email online@lesley.edu.
  • Term II: March 16–May 10

    LANGUAGE OF DESIGN (IDESN 1270)

    This course immerses students in a design studio environment, and introduces them to habits of thinking and making that result in thoughtfully conceived design projects.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    SKETCHING FOR INTERACTIVE DESIGN (IDESN 1700)

    This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of drawing and mapping user experience diagrams. It will cover various types of diagramming (such as decision trees, user flows, hierarchical structures, matrices and isometrics) for mapping interactive experiences.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE (IDESN 2700)

    Introductory course involving the concepts, methods, and procedures of information architecture focused on managing information complexity towards accessibility and understanding by an audience.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    TYPOGRAPHY III (IDESN 3210)

    Emphasis on typographic structures and grids and a focus on longer, more complex typographic documents.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    To register for an online course, call 877.4LESLEY or email online@lesley.edu.

Literacy and Reading

Develop ways to integrate reading and writing into lesson plans, and consider topics like cultural responsiveness, linguistics, and content literacy.

Term I Courses, January 21–March 15, 2020

Content Literacy / Culturally Responsive Teaching / Literature and Learning in the K-8 Classroom / Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching for Grades K-2 / Word Study: Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling for Grades 3-8 / Elevating Literacy Expertise through Coaching

Term II Courses, March 16–May 10, 2020

Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Language / Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Texts/ Building Capacity Through Continuous Professional Learning/Perspectives on Literacy, Learning, and Teaching / The Teaching of Writing K-12

Literacy and Reading Course Descriptions

Teaching and Learning

Explore new ways to approach the teaching and learning process in your classroom.

Special Education

Explore how to adapt instruction to different learning styles and connect with students with and without disabilities.