Certificate in Digital Strategies

Certificate in Digital Strategies
Certificate in Digital Strategies

About the Online Digital Strategies Certificate

The Certificate in Digital Strategies will help you develop skills as a critical consumer, designer, and creator of information and multimedia content. Each online course in the certificate offers flexible approaches for using technology to reach your goals in this ever-changing world.

While technology has transformed the ways we live, work, and connect with one another, many of us are understandably ambivalent about its role in society. In some ways, technology can feel like a distraction that’s hard to contextualize within our personal and professional lives; but technological fluency can be critical for effective communication across diverse personal and professional spaces.

Digital Strategies Certificate Requirements

The Certificate in Digital Strategies is a 4-course, 4 c.u.* credit program of study taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty. To earn a certificate, students complete any four courses offered.

Flexible Course Schedule and Tuition

Penn LPS Online courses in the Certificate in Digital Strategies are offered on an accelerated (8-week) schedule. Courses in the online certificate program are largely asynchronous with some synchronous sessions to be scheduled by the instructors.

You have the option to enroll in individual digital strategies courses without committing to the entire online certificate, enjoying the flexibility and expertise offered by Penn LPS Online to suit your schedule and interests. Visit the Cost of Attendance page for course tuition and fee rates.

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

The Certificate in Digital Strategies prepares you to:

  • Solve complex problems with innovative approaches
  • Support interpersonal communication with digital platform fluency
  • Develop strategies for critical participation across dynamic networks and virtual environments
  • Gain skills for building and maintaining strategic partnerships with digital tools
  • Design, deliver, and manage engaging content for diverse digital audiences
  • Build basic visualizations of quantitative data
  • Read and interpret the structure and logic of general purpose coding languages

Meet the Faculty

Marta Blotny-Kornak
  • Lecturer, Computer Programing
Clayton Colmon, PhD
  • Director of Curriculum Design, Arts and Sciences Online Learning, University of Pennsylvania
Meryl Krieger, PhD
  • Senior Learning Designer, Arts and Sciences Online Learning, University of Pennsylvania
Robert Scheyder
  • Lecturer, computer programming
photo of Kurt Schmidt
  • Lecturer, computer programming

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