The OLC Institute for Professional Development offers two unique programs that can help you develop and advance your instructional design and course development skills in the online classroom. Use the chart below to help you decide which program is right for you at this time.

Instructional Designer Certificate Instructional Design Mastery Series
Program Focus

The Instructional Designer Certificate 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.  Read more…

The Instructional Design Mastery Series is focused on learning outcomes and assessment, instructional strategies, and course management and evaluation of courses that may take place in various learning environments (i.e., web-enhanced, blended, and/or online). Throughout each of the workshops, you will explore common instructional design techniques (based on relevant research) and use such strategies to help you design an effective learning unit.  Read more… 
Program Length

Four, 4-week long courses, with a one week break between courses 
(16 weeks total)

Three 7-day workshops, with two 2.5 week “reflect and apply” periods between workshops 1 and 2, and 2 and 3 (9-12 weeks)
Prerequisites

At least 1 year of experience in supporting online course design and development in an instructional design capacity

At least 1 year online teaching experience OR successful completion of New to Online: The Essentials Workshop (1 Week)
Who should take this program? New and experienced online instructional designers, librarians, and multimedia specialists who work with online faculty and other online learning support professionals, as well as online faculty who support online course design and development at their institution
  • Faculty who want to redesign a course to improve learning effectiveness
  • Faculty and/or administrators who teach faculty how to design courses
  • Online educators and educational technologists who are engaged in course design
Overview of Major Topics
  • ID Course 1: Helping Faculty with New Course Development
  • ID Course 2: Creating Useful Resources for Faculty
  • ID Course 3: Professional Foundations: Collaborating, Researching, and Networking
  • ID Course 4: Course Quality Review (OSCQR)
  • Week 1: Learning Outcomes and Assessment Strategies
  • Week 2: Instructional Strategies
  • Week 3: Course Management and Evaluation
Outcomes
  • Develop an effective online course development process outline and schedule
  • Identify strategies for planning online faculty development experiences
  • Assess the varying faculty needs for online course resources
    Identify relevant resources for inclusion in teaching and learning environments
  • Apply learning theories to relevant teaching scenarios
  • Identify strategies and resources for staying current with emerging best practices
  • Evaluate the OSCQR Self-Serve rubric for course quality reviews
  • Apply the OSCQR rubric and review process

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be awarded an Instructional Designer Program Certificate and a digital badge.

  • Discuss common practices and relevant research regarding learning outcomes and assessment strategies
  • Develop a learning outcomes matrix
  • Explore a broad range of instructional strategies
  • Identify appropriate instructional strategies for effective course delivery
  • Create a plan for course analysis and management
  • Develop a course evaluation plan that ensures a continuous feedback loop for improvement

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be awarded a Recognition of Mastery in Instructional Design and a digital badge.

Course Format Fully online/asynchronous Fully online/asynchronous, with three optional opening live webinar sessions
Member Price Full Program (Bundle Package): $1650
Individual Courses (à la carte option): $450 per course
$600
Non-member Price Full Program (Bundle Package): $2000
Individual Courses (à la carte option): $550 per course
$750

Still not sure which program is right for you? Contact institute@onlinelearning-c.org and one of our staff members will answer your questions.

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