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Advanced E-learning Instructional Design Certificate
Learn expert techniques vital to creating successful e-learning.
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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.

This program applies the science of behavioral change, while redirecting and narrowing the focus of instructional design to those things that matter most in creating successful e-learning applications. You will not only find effective ways to design meaningful, memorable, and motivational experiences , but also a blending of successful behavioral change principles. Based on dozens of research studies, these principles will help you design learning events that go far beyond the transmission of information to achieve behavioral change and targeted performance levels.

New to e-learning? Consider our E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate.

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Course Information
Why You Should Attend?
  • Design effective e-learning that achieves lasting performance change.
  • Create experiences that not only engage participants but also evaluate whether they are actually learning.
  • Establish and apply general development guidelines and time requirements for designing a successful e-learning event.
What to Expect?
  • E-Book: Receive a digital copy of Designing Successful E-Learning: Forget What You Know About Instructional Design and Do Something Interesting
  • Technical Requirements:
    Face-to-face programs: A laptop computer (or other device that is able to play Adobe Flash files), with Wi-Fi capability and the latest version of Adobe Flash® installed is required to review e-learning examples. Please do not bring iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.), as the program materials will not function properly on these devices. There will be no computers available on-site for participants.
    Online programs: The online version of this program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate. In addition, please have the latest version of Adobe Flash® installed on your laptop or device to review e-learning examples. The examples will not work on iOS devices (iPhones, iPads, etc.).
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.

What Will I Learn?

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Create e-learning designs using the CCAF (Context, Challenge, Activity and Feedback) Model to maximize retention and behavioral transfer.
  • Adapt design strategies for different types of content.
  • Use the fundamental principles of educational psychology (behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism) and evidence-based practice to create effective learning experiences.
  • Judge when, where, and how best to use game design principles for learning.
  • Use behavioral change principles to address motivation/affect design challenges.
  • Space learning events for optimal impact.
  • Determine the role of e-learning in a blended performance support solution.
How Long Is This Course?

Face-to-Face: 2 days
Online: 6 sessions, 12hours total
On-Site: Flexible dates & duration

Can I Earn Credit?

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 CPLP recertification points for the online version. This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 APTD recertification points for the online version. 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 www.shrm.org/certification.

What Is The Attendance Policy?

Face-to-Face Courses
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.

Online Courses
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.

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This is a great course for trainers that wish to obtain a more advanced skill set in role plays, games and more. Useful templates are provided, as well as lots of great networking and shared experiences. This program is great if you want to turn your already great program into a better and more engaging one.
"ATD is the leader in professional online learning. I loved interacting with the other participants and learned a lot from them too."
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.
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