Certificates are shorter programs that may involve credit courses, non-credit courses or a combination of credit and non-credit programs.
Non-credit programs and courses are designed for professional development and can be completed more quickly than those for credit. They are not part of any degree program. Non-credit Certificate programs increase your professional skills and accreditation.
Online Strategy: Creating a Professional Web Presence
Is 2014 the year for you to launch or retrofit your professional web presence?
Online Strategy: Creating A Professional Web Presence is a practical online professional development course, taught by Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix, that teaches techniques and timesaving tips for online image management and personal branding with social media. Using portfolio sites, current research in online design trends, feedback from the professor, and some free creative tools, in three sessions you’ll design a relevant, current online presence you’re proud to share. You’ll leave this course inspired by case studies and best practices for self-promotion and professional online image management drawn from the worlds of executive coaching, digital marketing, communications research, and from digital culture influencers and newsmakers. This course is designed for entrepreneurs, students, professionals, educators, job seekers and those facing a career transition. A certificate is available for registered participants who successfully complete all course requirements by the deadline.
Course number: CDS502
Your Digital Impact, by Design: Online Personal Branding for Educators
Learn How to Promote your Academic Work and Self on the Web
Your Digital Impact, by Design: Online Personal Branding for Educators is an online course equivalent to a half-day professional development workshop, taught by Dr. Sidneyeve Matrix. This professional development certificate in Online Branding for educators and students covers how to package and position your academic self and work online using social media tools, to establish a professional digital footprint. Whether you want to share ideas and resources, disseminate research, find collaborators, or polish your online impression for recruiters and admissions committees, this course will add value. If you are relatively new to the social web or an experienced user, you will leave the course with actionable ideas and the inspiration to improve your online professional presence. Material in the course, including case studies, best practices, and platform suggestions, are configured to provide maximum relevance for classroom teachers, librarians, researchers, professors, academic staff and higher ed students. A certificate is available for registered participants who successfully complete all course requirements by the deadline.
Global Development Studies (GDS) Certificate
The Global Development Studies Certificate (formerly the DEVS Certificate Programme) is a non-credit upgrade qualification for health, technology, and development professionals. It provides critical conceptual training in development issues at home and abroad.
The GDS certificate will prepare you to become a more knowledgeable and responsible global citizen. Because GDS participants are typically busy professionals, this program is offered online and may be completed within 18 months.