Learn the Latest Developments in Instructional Design for Online Education

Designed For
Professionals who want to learn e-learning design, development, and instruction, including K-12 teachers and administrators, college and university instructors and administrators, instructional designers, business trainers, human resource managers and business leaders.
Designing Effective E-Learning
October 28 - December 8, 2019
Exploring E-Learning Tools
2019 Dates
July 22 - September 1, 2019
2020 Dates
January 6 - February 16, 2020
Developing and Implementing E-Learning
2019 Dates
September 9 - October 20, 2019
2020 Dates
February 24 - April 5, 2020
E-Learning Assessment and Evaluation
2019 Dates
July 22 - September 1, 2019
October 28 - December 8, 2019
2020 Dates
April 13 - May 24, 2020
E-Learning Practicum
2019 Dates
September 9 - October 20, 2019
2020 Dates
January 6 - February 16, 2020
June 1 - July 12, 2020
Online | Instructor-led
Full Certificate: $2,175 (+ $60 registration fee)
Individual Course: $435 (+ $60 registration fee, per course)
Five course series to complete the entire certificate
18 CEUs | 180 Hours
180 PDUs with Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Recommended 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

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Save $240 when you register for the complete E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate series (versus individual courses)! Hurry, space is limited in this in-demand program. 

To address growing demand for online education, Oregon State University's E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate equips participants with the skills to enter - or advance in - the field of instructional design.

Developed by Oregon State University's College of Education, this comprehensive program provides you with broad exposure to principles and applications of e-learning. It offers research and practice-based insight into:

  • Developing effective e-learning courses
  • Using instructional technology to develop curriculum that motivates and engages the learner
  • Applying instructional design theories or models and building technical skills that apply to a variety of e-learning settings

You will learn proven strategies for designing online instruction in areas to match today’s varied educational and business needs.

E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate

This certificate series includes the following five component courses, which may be taken together or individually:

If you are new to instructional design, it is strongly recommended that you take the courses sequentially. Students must complete all other courses before beginning the E-Learning Practicum.

Earn a Digital Badge

Complete this program and earn a digital badge to share your accomplishment on Facebook, LinkedIn and more!

College Partners

This course is a collaboration between Oregon State University College of Education and Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education.

PACE E-Learning Certificate Advisory Committee:

Jennifer Bachman, PhD, Director of Programming and Operations, OSU College of Education

Lynne L. Hindman, PhD, PACE Coordinator and Graduate Faculty, OSU College of Education

Tenisha Tevis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Adult and Higher Ed., OSU College of Education

Britten Clark-Huyck, M.Ed., Teacher on Special Assignment/Instructional Technology, Corvallis School District

Rayne Vieger, M.S., Assistant Director of Course Development and Instructional Design, OSU Ecampus

Cheridy Aduviri, MA, Senior Instructor I, OSU College of Education

George Reese, M.Ed., Instructional Designer, Applied Information Mgt., University of Oregon

  • Build relevant, pedagogically sound educational materials and programs for the internet using the latest developments in online educational theories and technology
  • Integrate a variety of multimedia technology tools to develop engaging, effective e-learning
  • Apply the components of effective e-learning instructional design, development, implementation and evaluation to creating projects and programs that effectively address learner needs, as well as organizational/business needs and goals
  • Drive advances in your school or business in the delivery of educational content and improvements in meeting learning outcomes for students and business training needs
  • Track, measure and evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning training on your personal and business goals
  • Josh Bancroft

    Instructor Josh Bancroft Profile

    Josh Bancroft is a lifelong geek who taught himself to type in computer programs to play games when he was 5 years old, and has been fascinated by the intersection of learning and technology ever since. Josh has a Masters degreee in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Oregon State University, and works on software education and community initiatives in the Developer Relations group at Intel. Josh is an experimentalist who likes to try new tools and technologies, and has had great success at using digital tools like blogs, wikis, podcasting, and social media to increase collaboration, build community, and encourage learning. Josh's learning and teaching philosophy centers on the idea of constructionism - that we create our own learning by "tinkering", making new things (physical or digital), then sharing them with others. 

  • Cindy Etherton

    As an instructional designer and change agent, Cindy's interests range from technology to entrepreneurship. Cindy has always been inspired by the idea of “What if…”. It has continued to motivate her throughout her years as an educator of both children and adults helping her to push the boundaries of possibilities. Collaboration and empowerment are two key strengths that Cindy possesses. She actively engages with those that she supports enabling them to gain skill and agency while allying with them. Cindy meets people where they are to help them develop their technical, communication, or learning goals. She is passionate about providing the best collaborative support to those around her as they envision their own “what if…” projects. You can find Cindy exploring her next “what if’s” with the help of her colleagues both on and offline.

  • Jennifer Wyld

    Dr. Jennifer Wyld has been involved in education for over 30 year and has worked with all ages, from preschool to graduate school students. She received a PhD from Oregon State University in Science and Math Education (with an emphasis on Free Choice Learning). Her dissertation work focused on how to create engaging learning experiences for adolescents, where she explored the Maker Education movement in depth. She has presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences on a variety of topics as well as led professional development experiences for educators. For 8 years, she was part of the Synergies research project, a longitudinal study on adolescent STEM interest development. Jennifer has taught in the College of Education and the PACE program at OSU since completing her degree, in both on-line or blended formats.

"​I would recommend this certification to all experience levels!

When I was researching programs and certifications in e-learning design, I found the OSU PACE program was a certification I could take while working. Once I began the courses I realized what a great deal the certification is! This program is very applicable and hands on. Theory was provided but then the expectation was to apply it.  The format and community was fabulous and a collaborative spirit was fostered by the instructors.  I learned as much from my peers as the instructors.

I took the certification to pursue a career change and most of the information was entirely new to me.  It was presented very clearly and I felt I received not only the foundations of e-learning design but also applicable skills I could utilize immediately. This certification program has been the best use of my time and money and I have successfully switched careers to a Staff Development Coordinator with the majority of my responsibilities in online curriculum development and design."

-Cyndi Stelter, 2015-16 E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate​ student.

It is recommended that you have a good word processing program, PowerPoint, media players such as Adobe PDF reader and Adobe Flash, and a drawing program which may already be included with your word processing program. When you begin the course, there will be a few links for free programs you will be able to use if you would like. For the Exploring eLearning Tools course in the certificate in the spring, there may be other software and/or app requirements that the instructors will communicate at that time.