Designed For
Individuals desiring professional development or continuing education in eLearning design, development, and instruction. These may include k-12 teachers and administrators, college and university instructors and administrators, instructional designers, business trainers, human resource managers and business leaders.
January 8 - February 18, 2018
Online | Instructor-led
$425 (+ $60 registration fee)
Six weeks
Plan for 3-6 hours of work per week
.36 Units | 3.6 Hours
3.6 PDUs with Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Required Textbook:  Arshavskiy, Marina. (2013) Instructional Design for eLearning: Essential guide to creating successful eLearning courses. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.ISBN-10:1492920878 
Recommended Textbook: Vai, Marjorie and Sosulki, Kristen. (October 25, 2015) Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide 2nd Edition. Routledge; ISBN-10:1138780162
Ask us about Corporate Training. We can customize this program to fit your organization’s specific needs.

Designing Effective E-Learning aims to apply knowledge of current learning theories by incorporating research-based principles of online learning. In this course, participants will:

  • Design and create online lesson prototypes
  • Write measurable learning objectives that align with assessments
  • Integrate task analyses
  • Explore how knowledge of different types of eLearning instructional strategies and tools ensures accessibility and usability for a wide range of learners


This course is a part of the E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate, which includes:



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PACE eLearning Certificate Advisory Committee:

Jennifer Bachman, Director of Online Education, College of Education, OSU

Darlene Russ-Eft, PhD, Professor, OSU CofEd, Adult and Higher Education unit

Cindy Etherton, MEd, Technology Development Coordinator, Salem-Keizer School District

Shannon Riggs, MA, Director of Course Development and Training, OSU Extended Campus

Cheridy Aduviri, MA, Instructor and Technology Advisor, OSU CofEd, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Unit

Matthew Nyman, PhD, Instructor, OSU CofEd, Science and Math Ed Unit 

  • Define and compare eLearning to other modes of learning
  • Identify the characteristics of meaningful learning
  • Analyze learner and task needs
  • Relate learning theories and knowledge acquisition models (Bloom's taxonomy, learning styles, behaviorism, objectivism, cognitivism, constructivism, backward design principles, etc.) to instructional strategies and learning outcomes
  • Develop concise, measureable and meaningful learner outcomes
  • Compare and contrast a variety of eLearning instructional strategies and tools
  • Sunddip Aguilar

    Sunddip Aguilar has been in the field of education for over 15+ years. She has taught students in a variety of educational settings, including on-ground and online in K to 12, Masters and doctoral learning environments. Sunddip is also a published author and trains teachers in various areas of teacher training. You can check this out at . Currently, Sunddip is developing various courses online in different learning management systems and her favorite digital tools are using blogs and social media to help students continue to be successful in their learning goals.

    Her educational background includes a Bachelors in Biology and Education from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, Canada. She then went on to obtain her Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, AZ.