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Learning Technologies Certificate

Leverage exclusive ATD tools and templates to build and maintain a powerful learning technology ecosystem.

Build and maintain world-class learning technology ecosystems using proven application approaches, practical models and templates, and a comprehensive process that takes into account the learners’ needs and experience.

On Demand
Credits: CEU 2.1 MORE
Level: Capable
Role(s): Learning Technologist More
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Technology Application More


Program Info

With learning technologies training you’ll learn best practices for conducting needs assessments, preparing usability tests, and seamlessly integrating the latest tools to enhance learning experiences using exclusive ATD tools and templates. Discover a comprehensive approach you can apply immediately to your own training program development.

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With learning technologies training you’ll learn best practices for conducting needs assessments, preparing usability tests, and seamlessly integrating the latest tools to enhance learning experiences using exclusive ATD tools and templates. Discover a comprehensive approach you can apply immediately to your own training program development.

Learning technologies are essential tools in the creation of modern training initiatives. Integrating these tools in a thoughtful way leads to greater knowledge acquisition and skills application back on the job, and ultimately to exponential results for the organization. An effective, inclusive learning technology ecosystem requires assessing, defining, and articulating technology requirements. Ensuring that the end result of leveraging the latest technology benefits both the learner and the organization means understanding of the learners’ needs and overall experience.

Earning this learning technologies certificate gives you easy access to all the approaches, models, and tools you need to leverage learning technologies for effective learning experiences. The program consists of 11 modules that address in detail all aspects of learning technologies. Incorporated throughout these modules is a personalized capstone experience that takes a comprehensive approach to learning technologies and provides an opportunity to demonstrate your new skills on a learning project.

This certificate aligns to the technology application capability of the Talent Development Capability Model which serves as the foundation for ATD Certification Institute Master Programs and APTD and CPTD certifications.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Explore a comprehensive approach to implementing and administering learning technologies.
  • Gain access to a collection of more than 20 tools and templates you can use in your own practice.
  • Apply your new knowledge and skills on an authentic learning project for leveraging learning technologies and receive feedback from an ATD expert facilitator.
  • Create a personal action plan to hold yourself accountable for applying what you have learned.


The Learning Technologies Certificate program models the industry-standard so you can experience outcome-based training from a learner’s perspective. The course contains more than 20 ATD-exclusive job aids, process documents, templates, and checklists, including: Maintaining a Learning Ecosystem, Tips for Creating Accessible Learning Experiences, Methods and Techniques for Testing Learning Technologies, Considerations for Creating a Data Governance Practice, and Leveraging Social Media for Learning Checklist.
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What You Will Learn
  • Conduct a learning technology assessment.
  • Articulate standards necessary to adopt learning technology.
  • Prepare learning technology usability tests.
  • Examine considerations of using advanced learning technologies including AI, MR, and Social Media Platforms.
  • Integrate the benefits of leveraging principles of UI.
  • Determine their level of future readiness in leveraging effective learning technology ecosystems and develop a plan for continued learning.
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Administering a Learning Technology Ecosystem
Learning Technologies
Key Administrative, Data, and Platform Selection Considerations
Stakeholders and Partners
Maintenance Aspects
Available for individual sale.
Creating Accessible Learning Experiences
Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust (POUR) Framework
Americans with Disabilities, Section 508, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Testing learning experiences with assistive technologies
Available for individual sale.
Evaluating and Selecting E-Learning Software Tools
Key Evaluation and Selection Factors
Types of E-Learning Tools
The Process of Evaluation and Selection
Available for individual sale.
Selecting and Implementing Learning Technologies
Assess the Need for Technology
Consider the Purpose and Value of Technology
Keep up with Changing Technology
Available for individual sale.
Methods and Techniques for Testing Learning Technologies
Identify Success Criteria Factors
Review Components of Usability and Functional Tests
Highlight Usability Testing Methods
Available for individual sale.
Data Standard Formats
Data Standards and Where to Find Them
Data Governance
The Learning Ecosystem: Where Does Your Data Live?
Available for individual sale.
xAPI Foundations
What Is xAPI and How Can I Use It?
Where Does xAPI Fit in My Learning Ecosystem?
Available for individual sale.
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality for Learning Professionals
ArtificiaI Intelligence and Mixed Reality Background
Use Cases
Considerations for Your Learning Technology Ecosystem
Available for individual sale.
Leveraging Social Media for Learning
Explore Social Learning Theories and Necessary Skill Sets
Examine Social Media for Talent Development
Discuss Legal Considerations
Navigate Social Media Considerations
Available for individual sale.
Principles of User Interface Design
The Fine Line Between UI and UX
The Role of Design Thinking in UI
Incorporating UI Principles
Accessibility Considerations
Available for individual sale.
Identifying and Articulating Technology System Requirements
Organizational Needs Assessment and Learning Architecture
Key considerations for identifying, defining, and articulating technology system requirements
The Procurement Process and Request for Proposal
Available for individual sale.
Who Should Attend

Developed for participants new to learning technologies or for those who want to gain a comprehensive skill set for developing, maintaining, and improving learning technology ecosystems. This certificate programs covers the entirety of the technology application capability in the Talent Development Capability Model.

This program is appropriate for those early in their career or making a career shift. This may include instructional designers, independent consultants, professional trainers or facilitators, or training coordinators.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

Level: Capable
Roles: Learning Technologist, Instructional Designer, Talent Development Manager
Language: English
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Dates & Locations
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Things To Know


On Demand

Full completion of the program within the one-year access period is mandatory in order to receive CEUs. Participants who complete all aspects of the program will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal.

If applicable, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program.


21.0 learning hours

2.1 CEUs awarded

This program is eligible for 21.0 professional development hours or recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.

This program has been approved for 21.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 21.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


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