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AFFORDABLE | FLEXIBLE | 100% ONLINE + GUIDANCE FROM INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN EXPERTS
To address growing demand for online education, Oregon State University's E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate equips participants with the skills to enter - or advance in - the field of instructional design.
Developed by Oregon State University's College of Education, this comprehensive program provides you with broad exposure to principles and applications of e-learning. It offers research and practice-based insight into:
You will learn proven strategies for designing online instruction in areas to match today’s varied educational and business needs.
This certificate series includes the following five component courses. Register for the full series at one time and save $240, or enroll in courses on at a time. Click on class listings below for more details on each.
Note: Students must complete all other courses before beginning the E-Learning Practicum.
This program is a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Education and Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education.
"I would recommend this certification to all experience levels!
When I was researching programs and certifications in e-learning design, I found the OSU PACE program was a certification I could take while working. Once I began the courses I realized what a great deal the certification is! This program is very applicable and hands on. Theory was provided but then the expectation was to apply it. The format and community was fabulous and a collaborative spirit was fostered by the instructors. I learned as much from my peers as the instructors.
I took the certification to pursue a career change and most of the information was entirely new to me. It was presented very clearly and I felt I received not only the foundations of e-learning design but also applicable skills I could utilize immediately. This certification program has been the best use of my time and money and I have successfully switched careers to a Staff Development Coordinator with the majority of my responsibilities in online curriculum development and design."
"Outstanding direction and guidance. The program facilitators and professors have been very helpful and responsive through out the entire Certification series. Perfect culmination of other classes in the series."
"I am so grateful for the feedback CIndy (Etherton) gave me, both on assignments and when I emailed questions. Her comments were never lengthy, but they were enormously affirming and encouraging. It's amazing how a few simple, kindly worded sentences can give you the confidence to take risks, and the motivation to learn more. It was even more valuable than I expected it to be. The organization of the modules, the resources provided, and the nature of the assignments were all fantastic, and the feedback to and from peers was much more important than I would have guessed it would be. Excellent learning for an excellent value."
"It was even more valuable than I expected it to be. The organization of the modules, the resources provided, and the nature of the assignments were all fantastic, Excellent learning for an excellent value."
Dr. Jennifer Wyld has been involved in education for over 30 years and has worked with all ages, from preschool to graduate school students. She received a PhD from Oregon State University in Science and Math Education (with an emphasis on Free Choice Learning). For 8 years, she was part of the Synergies research project, a longitudinal study on adolescent STEM interest development.
Dr. Lynne Hindman is an educator and resourceful lifelong learner who values partnerships, teamwork, and building bridges across organizations. Certified PreK-12 school principal, tenured teacher, college administrator, university instructor, researcher, and community educator. Lynne has a Masters in Educational Leadership; Specialist in Ed. Administration; and a PhD in Adult & Higher Education with a specialty in Community College Leadership.
Josh Bancroft is a lifelong geek who taught himself to type in computer programs to play games when he was 5 years old, and has been fascinated by the intersection of learning and technology ever since. Josh has a Masters degreee in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Oregon State University, and works on software education and community initiatives in the Developer Relations group at Intel.
John Drischell is a university educator, serving as both an adjunct for the speech communication department and an instructional designer for the professional development of educators. While designing and delivering courses for eight years, he has taught across different institutions including the University of Pittsburgh, Clark College, and Oregon State University. He received his masters degree from Oregon State University in interdisciplinary studies focusing on communication and rhetoric. He holds certifications in APPQMR, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Professional Faculty in eLearning (PFE) and several QM-certified courses (Quality Matters Review Board). John strives to enhance his online teaching strategies by bringing as much energy and realism into technology. Teaching from a student perspective has allowed him to focus on reflective learning, hybrid & blended course design, accessibility, and flexible approaches to maximize learning.