Online Courses, Fall 2018

Term I: September 4–October 28
Term II: October 29–December 23

All courses are 3 credits. Design for User Experience courses are $430 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 Fall Term I and II below.

  • Term I: September 4­­ – October 28

    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. Work on these projects incorporates the language, skills, processes, and methods that serve as a foundation for all design work. 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. The course 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.

    USER EXPERIENCE II (IDESN 2505)

    Students will use all aspects of the user experience design process, with the goal for developing a prototypical solution for a specific end user. Course topics include behavioral psychology, cognition, and empathy associated with designing for human/computer interaction. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    ADVANCED WEB PROJECTS (IDESN 3535)

    This course covers topics such as content management systems, fast prototyping, PHP, JavaScript, database integration, and designer-client contract writing. Web Projects is designed in the form of on-the job training where you are learning, critiquing and delivering a project, while receiving careful real-time guidance of the instructor. 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: October 19 – December 23

    USER EXPERIENCE I (IDESN 1500)

    This course will provide students with an overview of User Experience (UX), design methods, and the role of research in designing for user experience. Through assignment, lecture and discourse, students will engage in an industry-modeled process, including research, team/collaboration, stakeholder interviews, sketching, diagramming, and presenting. Students will experience various methods associated with producing design deliverables within the context of real world practice. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    INTRODUCTION TO WEB DESIGN (IDESN 2115)

    Students explore the use of basic design principles in the web environment, and are introduced to new concepts in interactivity and site navigation. The course also covers basic technical aspects of page and site construction. See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    VISUAL COMMUNICATION I (IDESN 3510)

    Students learn to create or vary messages for various audiences, formats or media, and to consider the context of their communication. They also examine issues of maintaining identity or concept in sets of materials, or across multiple pages, and of preserving visual relationships over space and time. 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.

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.

Science, Mathematics, & Technology

Learn methods for helping all students succeed in STEM-related subjects.

Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative Courses

Courses can be taken individually or as a part of the certificate programs. Each course is offered for 3 graduate credits.