Instructional Designer Certificate Program Information Session - Webinar

December 14, 2016 | 2:00pm EST

OLC’s Institute for Professional Development, through joint efforts with SUNY, is pleased to announce our new Instructional Designer Certificate Program which will be launched in January 2017! This program is designed to support the development of competency, expertise, and skills in new and experienced instructional designers as well as eLearning professionals who work directly with faculty in the course design and development process. Come and join us during this webinar to learn more about the program requirements, components, and outcomes, and hear more from the creators/developers Robert Piorkowski and Dan Feinberg on each course in the program.

Speaker Bio



Robert Piorkowski

Rob Piorkowski brings to the position of Assistant Director of Online Learning for Open SUNY a meaningful understanding of campus culture, faculty development, instructional design, and online teaching. He is the principal designer of the Instructional Designer Certificate Program, for which he drew input from SUNY’s instructional designer community. Currently, he is focusing on the implementation of Open SUNY COTE (Center for Online Teaching Excellence) efforts for continuous improvement in online course quality (Course Supports) and online teaching skills (Competency Development). Rob has conducted hundreds of workshops for online faculty throughout the SUNY system of 64 campuses.

Rob is also an adjunct instructor for Cayuga Community College, where he has been teaching French online for 11 years.


Dan Feinberg

Dan Feinberg is a Senior Instructional Designer for Open SUNY COTE. He has experience at all levels of the public education pipeline, ranging from being an elementary and middle school science teacher in Washington, DC, to a high school curriculum developer, to an online course developer for the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College, to most recently being the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Schenectady County Community College.

He holds a master’s degree in instructional design and technology from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology and behavior from Haverford College.