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Developing and Implementing E-Learning

Developing and Implementing E-Learning aims to introduce students to the skills required to successfully develop and manage the implementation of e-learning projects and training programs.

In this course, students must learn how to:

  • Plan the scope, sequence and pace of a project or program
  • Understand features of Learning and Content Management Systems
  • Choose the most effective and cost-efficient course delivery formats
  • Set up discussion boards, synchronous learning sessions, collaborative activities, voice threads, wikis, videos and more
  • Create and maintain student engagement
  • Understand copyright and fair use laws, intellectual property and open educational resources
  • Manage the design schedule and budget of a project or program

Time Commitment: Plan for 3-6 hours of work per week.

Topics include:

  • Project development cycle
  • Challenges in scheduling
  • Budgeting and planning
  • Identification of appropriate learning technologies and strategies
  • Learning and content management systems
  • Curriculum development
  • Intellectual property and copyright in the e-learning setting

This course is a part of the E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate, which includes:

  • Designing Effective E-Learning
  • Exploring E-Learning Tools
  • Developing and Implementing E-Learning
  • E-Learning Assessment and Evaluation
  • E-Learning Practicum

If students are new to instructional design, it is strongly recommended that they take the courses sequentially. Students must complete all other courses before beginning the E-Learning Practicum.

College Partners

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

Master's Degree in Learning Design and Technology

Upon completing this E-Learning Certificate, students can apply six units toward the University of San Diego's Master of Science in Learning Design and Technology.
The LDT program is fully designed to help students gain the skills, technical knowledge, and hands-on practice needed to achieve what lies ahead. 
There's never been a better time to be an instructional designer and the LDT program offers a practical curriculum addressing skills employers are looking for.  The degree program is built with the flexibility for working professionals to earn their master’s degree in just 20 months while working 100% online.
Essentially, by completing OSU's E-Learning Certificate, students will have a résumé worthy credential and they'll be closer to completing a full MS degree!
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Winter Dates 2023
February 27 - April 9, 2023
Six weeks | Asynchronous
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+ $60 non-refundable registration fee
Additional Information:
3.6 CEUs | 36 Hours


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.

Past Students' Work

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