Certificate in E-Learning Instructional Design

Create and Conduct Engaging E-Learning Experiences


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 6 - 8 months
  • Times: Flexible, Evenings, Days
  • Cost: $4,310

Next start date

October 9, 2017

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About this Program

Note: This program was previously titled Certificate in E-Learning Design & Development.

E-learning has gone mainstream. The impact of technology on learning and training in the last few decades has been enormous at traditional educational institutions, large companies and small businesses alike. The resulting changes are accelerating as the spread of high-speed internet access and powerful tech devices creates a high demand for experienced professionals in this field.

In this four-course certificate program, you’ll get a complete immersion in the art and science of e-learning and instructional design. We’ll cover the essentials of e-learning and the tools and techniques for developing and managing courses and programs. You’ll explore different ways to assess program quality and effectiveness. It all comes together in a final special project that you can add to your professional portfolio. 

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Professionals who work with e-learning content and those in education and training roles who want to enter the field.

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Video Overview

Instructors for the Certificate in E-Learning Instructional Design explain how the program can help students forge a successful career in this growing field.

Duration: 03:35


  • Methods for selecting the appropriate technology and course structure
  • How to evaluate delivery formats for cost and efficiency and troubleshoot scheduling, budgeting and planning challenges
  • Standard and emerging tools and technologies for creating, delivering and accessing course materials
  • How to repurpose existing materials for interactivity and online delivery
  • Key concepts for quantitative and qualitative evaluation and assessment


You’ll produce your own e-learning curriculum or training module and give an online presentation of your work.

Program Overview

We offer this program in two formats: a regular version consisting of four courses over three quarters, and an intensive version consisting of four courses over two quarters.

Program Sessions


Learning Formats


Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are, on your own schedule. You simply need to complete assignments by their due dates. Lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

Not available for this program