Education Through eXploration Learning Design
Complete our certificate to discover the future of online science education
The challenges of the 21st Century require that we inspire the spark of curiosity and reasoning in the next generation of learners. Education Through eXploration (ETX) is an innovative new theory of digital learning design leading this mission. It combines best practices in guided inquiry and problem-based learning in online environments, so educators can create more effective learning experiences that also accommodate and motivate large cohorts of students. ETX experiences embrace exploration of the unknown not just mastery of what is known.
Through the three stages of this exciting new professional development program, instructors and instructional designers will master ETX Learning Design. You’ll learn how to create and implement more exploratory, interactive, adaptive, and immersive digital learning experiences. Furthermore, you’ll explore how we use authentic assessment and analytics to understand student behavior, progress, and mastery of knowledge.
This professional development program is currently free for all Inspark community members. Certificates will be awarded for completing all three stages — theory, practice, and design.
Launching February 2018

Earn Your Certificate

STAGE ONE
THEORY
Explore the guiding principle and design practices
STAGE TWO
PRACTICE
Examine how this theory is applied in the real world
STAGE THREE
DESIGN
Adapt and build your own advanced digital learning experience
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About the Center for Education Through eXploration
The Center for Education Through eXploration at Arizona State University aims to transform learning to embrace exploration of the unknown in the sciences by designing, developing, deploying, and researching next-generation digital learning experiences. In partnership with Smart Sparrow, the center has designed two fully-online courses using ETX learning design theory: BioBeyond and HabWorlds. Deployments of these courses have shown improved student results when compared to traditional courses taught by the same instructors, suggesting that this method of teaching and learning truly stimulates success in the sciences.
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