COVID-19 UPDATE:   Latest CSU Global Updates

Degree Specialization in Online Learning Innovation and Design

Want to learn more?

Fill out the form below and we'll contact you and answer all of your questions.

By submitting this form, I agree that representatives of CSU Global may contact me about educational services via email, phone, or text message including automated technology. Message and data rates may apply.

Online learning is opening new doors for busy adults who want to expand their career options, and for corporate training applications.

New technology makes it possible for students to learn, do schoolwork, and even participate in discussions at any time and from any place, but it has its challenges, too. To effectively teach or design curricula for an online environment, you’ll need to understand how this learning process is different from the traditional classroom.

This program is specifically designed for anyone who teaches adult learners online, or who designs online learning curricula for adults. You’ll learn what makes an effective instructional design in any medium, how to accurately evaluate student progress in a distance-learning environment, and how to make the most of the latest online learning technologies.

CSU Global does not provide educator licensing or endorsement.


  • OTL531 Models of Instructional Delivery
    This course explores contemporary instructional models and methods linking education with workforce alignment, which facilitate effective teaching and learning. Multiple learning platforms and learning scenarios are studied, including e-learning in training and development. The instructional design models in this course are viewed from an international/global perspective.
  • OTL540 Instructional Theory and Design Principles
    Introduction to instructional system design theories and models used in Pre-K-12 learning environments and non-traditional settings with a focus on backward design.
  • OTL541 Assessment and Evaluation in Learning and Performance
    Examination of methods and techniques for evaluation and assessment of workplace learning. Analysis of contemporary issues in today's learning environments.
  • OTL542 Learning Technologies
    Survey of methods and critical reflection of various current and emerging technologies for distance and digital learning, with emphasis on selecting appropriate technologies for effective instruction.


A specialization in Online Learning Innovation and Design pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

desktop icon


clock icon


calendar icon


stopwatch icon


Ready to Get Started? Learn More

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn More. Got it!