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Instructional Design Certificate: Learning Experience Design (LXD)

The online education space is thriving and reaching more students every year.

E-learning provides an excellent opportunity for working parents taking classes in the evenings, international students looking for diverse education, or anyone who wants to navigate materials on their schedule and collaborate in an online environment. As educators creating these materials, we have an opportunity to create high-quality online learning experiences centered on the learner and utilizing the latest e-learning technologies.

Our Learning Experience Design (LXD) Certificate will help you develop your online educational experience using the latest designs that help the learner succeed.

Whether you’re a current educator looking to move your courses online, an informal educator (museums, outdoors, parks, etc.) wanting to broaden your audience, or are someone who is already invested in e-learning and is looking to hone your skills, you can benefit from the expert training and insight in this program. Click to learn more about what is learning experience design and view a glossary of LXD terms.

Why Study Learning Experience Design (LXD) and UX Design at OSU?

Oregon State University is at the forefront of online education, and our renowned College of Education has been working with educators in Oregon and beyond for almost one hundred years. This certificate program will enable you develop next-level skills that advance your instructional design career. 

In this program you will:

  • Learn essential insights on LX Design and how it differs from other approaches
  • Research strategies and methods to engage your learners in a lifelong process of continuing their education
  • Cover the latest trends and tools in e-learning that are changing the ways we think of online education and engaging with our learners
  • Examine tools such as Articulate 360 in order to craft compelling digital learning environments
  • Investigate UX/UI approaches as they relate to online education and consider how you can integrate these into your own materials

You will also receive customized feedback on your assignments from our expert instructors, helping you grow and build your portfolio. And you will join a cohort of professionals looking to advance their education and interact via discussion boards, creating a networking opportunity with others working in the field.

Elevate Learner Experience

This certificate program is designed for those who want to create or improve their online learning materials and will help you:

  • Facilitate powerful learning experiences
  • Design digitally-mediated and/or physical learning environments that exceed limitations found in other instructional design strategies
  • Explore the intersection of instructional design and UI/UX
  • Implement design research and develop experiential learning experiences
  • Incorporate principles of human computer interaction, UX/UI design and user-centered development cycles
  • Leverage the inherent complexities and beauty of human learning

At the end you’ll have a certificate from Oregon State University certifying your experience and knowledge.

Learning Experience Design (LXD) Certificate

This LXD certificate series includes the following five component courses, which may be taken together or individually:

  1. Elements of Learning Experience Design
  2. UX/UI for Experience Design
  3. Lifelong Learning Engagement Strategies
  4. Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends
  5. LXD Practicum: Applications in the Wild

College Partners

This course is a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Education and Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education.

Multiple dates
Each course takes six weeks to complete
100% Online | Asynchronous
price (2)
Full Certificate: $2,695
Individual Courses: $539
(registration cost includes a $60 non-refundable registration fee, per course)
Additional Information: 18 CEUs | 180 PDUs

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LXD Practicum: Applications in the Wild

Spring Dates
Apr. 25 - Jun. 5, 2022
Fall 2022 Dates
Oct. 10 - Nov. 20, 2022

LXD: Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends

Jun. 27 - Aug. 7, 2022


Lynne Hindman, Ph.D.

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
E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate

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.

Kimberly Fandiño

Kim has been an educator since 1995. She has a serious passion with helping teachers reach students because she believes that the academic experience can and should be rewarding as a teacher as well as a student. Kim teaches Spanish at a local High School and at the university level has taught Active Research, Data classes, instructional strategies and engagement strategies since 2009.

Jo Baker

Jo Baker has over 15 years experience in the adult learning field, with the past five years focused on instructional design for E-learning. She works with corporate and healthcare clients to design meaningful online learning experiences that incorporate micro-learning, learner-led design, scenarios and story-telling. As an instructor, Jo is invested in supporting a robust online learning community and in the application of learning theory to real-life learning challenges.

Johanna Wood

Johanna Wood is passionate about using user experience design to better contextualize and analysis the human needs within an experience. She has consulted as a UX design researcher for both public and private businesses to deliver measurable insights about user audiences and their experiences. She enjoys working collaboratively with other specialists to ensure that every project takes a human-centered approach that aligns with a design criteria and client needs.

Past Students' Work

Take a look at some recent projects our students have created.