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Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends

Our Advanced Tools and E-Learning Trends presents additional varieties of online tools and trends to include in the students e-learning activities and will help them build a robust learning ecosystem. In this 100% online course, students will investigate tools that support online collaboration, videos, screencasts, podcasts, and live streaming and promote deeper student engagement in e-learning. Students will also build their own framework for both evaluating and implementing tools within e-learning activities.

Active Learning and Creating

The methodology for these courses is based on constructionism, where students create new learning by “tinkering” and creating learning artifacts with the tools, sharing them with their peers on a digital portfolio website, then discussing and reflecting on what they have learned. In this course, students will:

  • Explore and compare advanced web tools to be used in learning experiences
  • Create learning artifacts using advanced web tools and share them with others online
  • Reflect on how advanced web tools can be used when designing learning experiences
  • Select effective advanced web tools to support specific learning outcomes

This is an advanced course that is specifically designed to give students next-level skills. It is created to be as accessible as possible, but having some familiarity with websites and the types of tools we're using will be beneficial. Instructions and support are provided, and this is a great training for those ready and willing to put in the work.

Students looking for a more introductory approach to some of these tools, might consider the Exploring E-Learning Tools course, part of our E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate.

This course is part of our Learning Experience Design Certificate. The entire series includes:

  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
Winter Dates
January 30 - March 12
Six weeks | Asynchronous
price (2)
+$60 non-refundable registration fee
Additional Information:
3.6 CEUs | 36 PDUs


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 degree 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.

Laura Boehme, Ph.D.

Laura Boehme, Ph.D., has been teaching in higher education for more than 12 years. Dr. Boehme currently serves as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer at Central Oregon Community College (COCC). She has also taught for COCC, Oregon State Ecampus, and Purdue University in areas such as business, human resources, computer information systems, ethics, adult learning theory, needs assessment, project management and e-learning design and development. She earned a Master’s in Adult Education and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, both from Oregon State University. was born in Reno, Nevada. Her family has lived in Bend, Oregon for 20 years, enjoying the beautiful outdoors via biking, running and hiking.

Dr. Boehme is very much an advocate for "constructionist" and “self-directed” models of learning, treating learning as a process of growth, building and becoming (rather than an object to be acquired or transmitted). Her approach typically includes creating a welcoming and engaging learning environment for students to immerse in the learning content, coupled with reflection and sharing to enhance the learning experience. She provides “scaffolding” the learning to aid learners in building foundational skills and competencies, upon which other learning can then be layered as the learner is ready to move to a new level. She looks forwards to partnering with you as your guide and support in our program.

Past Students' Work

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