Free Online Curriculum and Instruction Courses from Top Universities

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Online curriculum and instruction courses are available at Open University and Utah State University. These free courses will benefit students looking to expand their knowledge of topics such as instructional design, open education and utilization of digital video.
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Free Curriculum and Instruction Courses

Curriculum and instruction courses will help students discover what it takes to create an educational and creatively inspiring classroom environment. These courses are available as text-based lessons, in addition to components of video lectures, a course project, and lecture notes in the form of a PDF.

Utah State University

Utah State University hosts many courses on developing curriculum. Subjects include online resources, instructional design, interactive media, and data visualization theory.

Open University

Open University offers courses on digital video and creativity and community, with regard to classroom curriculum. These courses will cover topics such as cameras, filming, and knowledge-building.

Free Online Curriculum and Instruction Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Advanced Topics in Learning Object Design and Reuse course from Utah State University Unspecified Textbook Yes No Yes
Connecting People with Online Resources course from Utah State University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Instructional Games course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts Yes No Yes
Intro to Instructional Design course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts/videos/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Conversation on Instructional Design course from Utah State University Unspecified Video lectures/external reading resources No No Yes
Interactive Multimedia Production course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts/videos Yes No Yes
Introduction to Open Education course from Utah State University Unspecified Text Yes No Yes
Data Visualization Theory and Practice course from Utah State University Unspecified Texts/course project Yes Yes Yes
Teaching Using Digital Video in Secondary Schools course from Open University Intermediate Text Yes No Yes
Creativity, Community and ICT course from Open University Beginner Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Instructional Design and Technology
      • MS - Instructional Design and Technology
    Certificate
      • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology
      • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
      • Ed.D. - General Education
      • Ed.D. - Instructional Leadership
      • PhD in Education - Educational Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master: Higher Education - Online College Teaching
      • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - College Teaching/Learning
      • Master: Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers: Grades 5-12)
      • Master: Higher Education - College Admin./Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Early Childhood Administration
      • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Online Programs Available
    4. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    5. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Teaching and Learning
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Purdue University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. University of Delaware

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Education in Teacher Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    9. City University of Seattle

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
      • Master in Teaching
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. Education
    Certificate
      • Alternative Route to Teacher Certification
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Full Sail University

  • MS - Instructional Design and Technology
  • Cert - Instructional Design and Technology

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Education - Curriculum and Teaching
  • Ed.D. - Curriculum and Teaching
  • Ed.D. - General Education

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Kaplan University

  • Master: Higher Education - Online College Teaching
  • Master: Education (for Practicing Teachers: K-12)
  • BS in Early Childhood Administration
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood

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American University

  • Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics

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The George Washington University

  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Organizational Leadership and Learning

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Colorado State University Global

  • MS - Teaching and Learning

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Purdue University

  • Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology

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University of Delaware

  • Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

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