Online Courses for Fall 2019

Term I: September 3–October 27
Term II: October 28–December 22

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: September 3–October 27

    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.

    USER EXPERIENCE II (IDESN 2505)

    A continuation of the principles and methods of User Experience 1, with further depth and analysis through case studies involving user scenarios.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    ADVANCED WEB PROJECTS (IAHIS 3535)

    This course will introduce students to a range of web programming technologies while considering the impact of those technologies on the user experience.
    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 28–December 22

    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.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    INTRO TO WEB DESIGN (IAHIS 2115)

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

    VISUAL COMMUNICATION I (IDESN 3510)

    Students "learn by doing" through a series of conceptual projects and problem-solving exercises. All projects begin with intensive sketching on paper as part of the design process.
    See Course Catalog page. Course also available for non-credit.

    TYPOGRAPHY III (IAHIS 3210)

    A continuation of the principles and methods introduced in Typography II, with further 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, September 3-October 27, 2019

Content Literacy / Culturally Responsive Teaching / Literature and Learning in the K-8 Classroom / Intentional Teaching in a Writers’ Workshop K-2/ Guided Reading: Differentiating Literacy Instruction 

Term II Courses, October 28-December 22, 2019

Essential Linguistics: What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Language / Acquiring Coaching and Teacher Leadership Expertise  / Perspectives on Literacy, Learning, and Teaching / The Teaching of Writing K-12 / Linking Assessment to Teaching: Reading, Writing, and Word Study K-8 

Literacy and Reading Course Descriptions

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.