Certification programs dedicated to advancing your online teaching and instructional design skills.
OLC offers a number of certificate programs to support your professional development. For ten years, the OLC Institute for Professional Development has offered certificates for Online Teaching.
This year, we’ve introduced a new certificate program for experienced online instructional designers, librarians, and multimedia specialists who work with online faculty and other online learning support professionals. Learn more about our Instructional Designer Certificate Program.
The OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program
The OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program is offered as a sequence of one foundation course and three electives leading from the conceptual to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices. The program’s theoretical underpinning stems from OLC’s five pillars of quality in online education: student satisfaction, access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, and institutional cost effectiveness.
- Opportunity to work with and learn from recognized experts in the field
- Actionable feedback for immediate application
- Enhancement of existing instructional design and planning strategies
- Collaboration with peers from a variety of institutions and disciplines
The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program
The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program is for those online faculty who wish to improve their online courses through the inclusion of active learning strategies, multimedia, and social media components, and stronger assessment practices.
The OLC Instructional Designer Certificate Program
This series of four online courses is designed to support the development of competency, expertise, and skills in new and experienced online instructional designers, librarians, and multimedia specialists who work with online faculty and other online learning support professionals.
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GROUP RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR 5 OR MORE PARTICIPANTS. CONTACT SALES@ONLINELEARNING-C.ORG FOR DETAILS.
“The Online Teaching Certification program was an extremely helpful series of online courses that provided me with tools and best practices to take online teaching to a higher level. I have made great connections with professional contacts and industry experts that I continue to correspond with, despite having completed the program. The individual workshops culminate into a unique program that provides a refreshing academic body of knowledge about online instruction that has amazing practical benefits and applicability, regardless of the size and focus of your institution.”
Shelly Nice Zimmerman, Senior Instructional Designer – Centenary College, NJ (Certificate Program)