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The expansion of instructional design capabilities has some designers, new and old, drowning in a sea of alluring possibilities. Don't get left behind! Go beyond the basic transmission of information to learners, and discover how to design e-learning events that achieve behavioral change and targeted performance levels.
Mar 07-22, 2017
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This program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center platform with a toll-free teleconference or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) option for the audio component. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate.
After registering, you will receive a WebEx online sign-in, teleconference dial-in details, and instructions via email. Although they take place online, these programs are highly interactive, with features and tools such as “raise your hand,” polling, live chat, and break-out rooms. All sessions are recorded, so if you miss a session, you can watch the recording at a later time before the program ends. Certificate programs have attendance requirements. Please see the Credits & Attendance section on the program description page for more details.
Note: Participants located outside the U.S. and Canada will dial a toll phone number or use free VoIP through their computer to access the program. They should check with their phone carrier to determine rates for calls to the U.S. if using a telephone.
Mar 16-17, 2017
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Hilton Alexandria Old TownYou can reserve online by going to www.alexandriaoldtown.hilton.com. Once you select the dates you will select "add special rate codes" and enter our client ID (Our client ID is N3044465 for reserving rooms.) in the corporate account section. This will automatically populate your rates. You can also call 1-800-445-8667 and provide them with our client ID.
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This program consists of six live, instructor-led sessions, each from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET:Session 1: June 13, 2017Session 2: June 14, 2017Session 3: June 20, 2017Session 4: June 21, 2017Session 5: June 27, 2017Session 6: June 28, 2017
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Who Should Attend
This workshop is appropriate for a multitude of professional backgrounds, but is primarily designed for those experienced in training and performance who want to deepen their skills in e-learning instructional design: managers, developers, designers, instructors, and courseware producers.
ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.
Credits & Attendance
Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. Learn More
This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points. Learn more at astd.org/recertification.
This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.
Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive a completion certificate and 1.4 CEUs. All sessions will be recorded and available for participants to review throughout the program.
ATD requires active participation in our online program to receive credit for the program Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.
For programs with 5 or more sessions, one missed live session can be made up by listening to the session recording in full. Participants who miss more than one live session will not be eligible to receive the certificate. For programs with 4 or fewer sessions, attendance at all live sessions is required to receive a certificate. If you meet the eligibility requirements, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program.
The facilitator is truly one of the industry leaders in this field. You can't find more relevant real world practices from other facilitators like you can through ASTD [now ATD] programs. Her comments and the additional resources she provided were invaluable takeaways.
"ATD is the leader in professional online learning. I loved interacting with the other participants and learned a lot from them too."
Content Development Coordinator
Ethan has been designing online instruction for almost 25 years, beginning with work at the PLATO laboratory at the University of Illinois, continuing through positions at Authorware, Macromedia, Microsoft, and as a consultant with a host of top companies in the United States and abroad. As Chief Knowledge Officer at Allen Interactions, a nationally recognized company dedicated to creating the world's best custom e-learning applications, Ethan is responsible for internal and external training and communication regarding Allen Interactions' unique perspective on designing and developing meaningful and memorable e-learning programs. While focused primarily on corporate training, Ethan has comprehensive experience with education and government institutions, having worked extensively in libraries and schools as a full-time consultant with the Lincoln Trail Libraries System in Champaign, Illinois. He is also a licensed secondary mathematics teacher. He is the primary instructor for ASTD's Instructional Design for E-Learning certificate course, and has spoken at conferences and private presentations throughout the world.
Facilitates the following:
E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate|
Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate|
Julie Dirksen is an independent consultant and instructional designer who has more than 15 years’ experience creating highly interactive e-Learning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative technology start-ups to major grant-funded research initiatives. Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, neuroscience, change management and persuasive technology to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change.
Dirksen holds an M.S. degree in instructional systems technology from Indiana University. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she taught courses in project management, instructional design, and cognitive psychology.
She recently published Design For How People Learn, in which she gets ridiculously excited about everything from learning applications of behavioral economics to the way glucose is regulated in the brain. She’s happiest whenever she gets to learn something new. You can find her online at www.usablelearning.com.
Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate|
Articulate Storyline Certificate
Whether you are brand new to Articulate Storyline or already have some experience, this course will teach you everything you need to know to create an interactive, engaging e-learning course. Rather than just sitting back and watching, you will have the opportunity to build a complete 15-minute course in Storyline. Learn beginning, intermediate, and even a few advanced techniques and walk away with valuable reference guides so that you can continue to build courses on your own after the program.
Blended Learning Certificate
Did you ever wonder how to use more than one delivery methodology to enhance the effectiveness of your training? With technology allowing for increased opportunities to “flip the classroom” and reach our learners at the moment of need, knowing how to effectively blend learning programs is a critical skill for training professionals. Learn best practices for selecting and using the appropriate mix of innovative learning technologies to design effective blended solutions.
E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate
Invigorate your traditional instructional design with fresh e-learning techniques. Based on examples from organizations that have implemented successful virtual training, this program will provide you with the skills to develop individualized, asynchronous e-learning experiences that motivate learners to change their behavior. Learn to skillfully meet instructional design challenges in any industry and apply the principles of effective e-learning to individualized courses, tutorials, games, simulations and other e-learning modules.
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