Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate

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The Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate is entirely web-based and consists of five courses each culminating with an applied assignment that relates to your organization or a case study organization. This course of study provides you with the opportunity to receive individualized feedback from knowledgeable instructors who review the elements of your portfolio.




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Have you received basic training in interpretation but feel like you’re ready to dig deeper? Do you struggle with interpretive media or writing? Are you curious about what exactly ‘dialogic’ interpretation means? NAI and the Eppley Institute are recruiting 12-15 students to participate in a pilot cohort program that will begin in late January. You must be an NAI member to apply for this cohort. If you’d like to join NAI, please visit their website. To learn more, including the schedule and how to apply, click here.

The Intermediate Methods in Interpretation Certificate is entirely web-based and consists of five courses each culminating with an applied assignment that relates to your organization or a case study organization. This course of study provides you with the opportunity to receive individualized feedback from knowledgeable instructors who review the elements of your portfolio.

Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate issued by the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, Indiana University.

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Course Schedule

Each course is self-paced and allows for complete flexibility. You may take a couple of months or up to a year to complete the program. The Eppley Institute recommends that you complete one course and all companion assignments each month to ensure maximum retention and connection of material.

Course Progression:

  • Course 1: Interpretation on the Move
  • Course 2: Essential Elements of Interpretive Writing
  • Course 3: Design Elements in Interpretive Media
  • Course 4: Social Media and Interpretation
  • Course 5: Introduction to Dialogic Interpretation

The certificate program includes the following elements:

  • Five self-paced, self-study e-courses
  • Companion assignments, which allow you to apply what you have learned in the courses and are reviewed by course instructors, with substantive feedback provided.
  • A Virtual Classroom site for storage of work and feedback
  • Informational text
  • Interactive activities
  • "Learn More" opportunities
  • Supplemental reference materials
  • Informal assessment quizzes
  • Final assessments
  • Rigorous, field-based assignments

Following each course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. You will also complete assignments that will be reviewed by qualified instructors. Upon successful completion of the assessments and assignments, you will be awarded a certificate of completion, which will be mailed to the address you provide.


Be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts learned in each e-course.
  • Apply concepts learned in the e-courses to interpretive programs in your agency.

Recommended Background

Intermediate Methods in Interpretation is intended for interpreters who possess basic skills in interpretation and who wish to expand their knowledge.

FAQ

Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher. You will earn a certificate of completion for a certificate program after completing all program assignments and the assessments with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field and is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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